December 10 –
Jesus as Teacher –
Unpacking the names of Jesus in Scripture is a grand adventure for a biblical studies nerd like me.
Names were significant during biblical times. A child would often be named in honor of an event that took place at the time of his or her birth, or for a unique physical characteristic. So when we sit with the name of Jesus, it means a great deal.
Each name is a description, and these descriptions give us a different aspect of the work that God wants to do in our lives.
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According to Ray Pritchard, “Of the 90 times Jesus was addressed directly in the gospels, 60 times he was called Teacher. This was the word the multitudes used. This was how the disciples referred to him. Jesus himself used the term when he said, “You call me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so, for that is what I am” (John 13:13). When Nicodemus came to Jesus by night, he said, “We know that you are a teacher who has come from God” (John 3:2).”
The crowds who followed Him from village to village were amazed at His teachings. His teaching convicted the masses. It angered the Pharisees. It drew the hurting, the sick, the spiritually hungry and the weary to Him.
Jesus was the master teacher…the Greatest teacher of all time. No teacher will ever carry the impact Jesus did.
Two thousand years later, over two billion people around the world profess to be followers of the greatest Teacher ever…Jesus.
His teachings and words are spoken in every language. Throughout history, no one’s words have ever pierced the hearts and the minds of people as His have.
Jesus Christ, Master Teacher? Oh glorious YES.
Heavenly Father, I thank You for your perfect Word. I thank you that we have the words of the Master Teacher, Jesus, to guide, pierce, and encourage us. May Scripture be our first counsel, and may we delight in it and meditate on it night and day. Amen.