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SUNDAY, 31st December
THE PERFECT RABBI
Luke 19 vs
47|| “And He (Jesus) taught daily in the temple…”.-|KJV|
Rabbi, a title used by the Jews to address their teachers. It means “my great one or honourable Sir”. Some people including His disciples and Nicodemus addressed Jesus Christ by this title (John 3:2). It originated from the Hebrew word “rab” which means to become more or exceedingly great. *Thus a rabbi was seen to be abounding exceedingly in wisdom and knowledge than the ordinary man.* Jesus came to meet many teachers in his time but He was different from all that they even testified saying _” And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes”._
*He wasn’t teaching by the traditions of men, but from the depths of the Spirit of God upon Him (Luke 4:18)*. Our focused text says Jesus taught daily in the Temple. _To teach means to impart doctrine or instill doctrine into one ._The same way Jesus was teaching in the Temple, He also taught His disciples many principles in the Kingdom. *Jesus didn’t teach them religion or traditions of the fathers or Pharisees but words of eternal life.* We can see the impact of His teachings in the lives of the disciples in Acts 4:13 _”Now when the Jewish leaders saw the boldness of Peter and John…, they were amazed and realized that they had been with Jesus.”_ Hallelujah!
Cherished one, today marks the end of the year 2017. As we move into 2018, whose teachings or knowledge are you building your life upon? I beseech you by the mercies of God to build your life on the teachings of the greatest Rabbi of all time, Jesus Christ. His teachings are full of power, wisdom, instructions, life and boldness to face life. Staying under His tutelage will help you walk in His thinking pattern, lifestyle and character.Yes, feeding and living by His teachings will make you all round success. You will never regret being His disciple. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always.
Dear Lord, thank You for the efficacy of Your eternal words, which is able to build me up and give me inheritance among the saints. I put myself on the system of Your teachings in order to live in all round success. Hallelujah!
*Enjoy A Blissful Sunday!*