-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names
Nathanael answered and said to Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" -John 1:49 NKJV
Not only is Jesus the King of all kings, the Lord of all lords, the Master of all masters—He is the Rabbi of all rabbis, the Teacher of all teachers. We find His teaching to be very different than that of most teachers we have known. Jesus does not teach us so we can get a good education, get good grades, establish a career path, or get a good paying job. He teaches us so our lives will be changed and will honor His Father.
Jesus' teaching points us to the facts and even more so to the teacher Himself. His teaching brings change to the heart not just knowledge to the mind. Our Rabbi does not want us to simply gain more knowledge, He wants us to know more about who He is so that we can be transformed into His image. As your Rabbi, Jesus is saying, "Know My words and learn of Me; learn of Me and you will become as I am."
The next time you study the Bible, hear a sermon, or attend a Bible class, keep this prayer on your lips: "Rabbi, Jesus, move what I hear from my mind to my heart, to my understanding, and to the way I live my life."
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