Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The disciple is not above his master

Daily Light Devotions - July 10 - Morning

The disciple is not above his master.

"A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. 1 

You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 2 

It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household. 3 

Remember the word that I said to you: 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. 4 

I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 5 

Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 6 

Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 7 

1. Matt 10:24; 
2. John 13:13; 
3. Matt 10:25; 
4. John 15:20; 
5. John 17:14; 
6. Heb 12:3,4,1,2; 
7. 1 Pet 4:1

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