Monday, January 10, 2022


In Mathew  7 verse 28 - 29, a scene is described where Jesus had just finished teaching the people and they were flabberghasted and astonished at how authoritative He was.  The passage goes like this;

When Jesus had finished these words, the crowds were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

In contrast to the scribes who were their regular teachers, Jesus sounded like He had direct experience with what He was telling them and He explained things in such a way that His listeners were riveted.

Anyone who has been under the tutelage of a gifted teacher knows how compelling and  influential the experience is. 

Jesus could teach to a superlative degree but ultimately, His greatness as a teacher stemmed from the fact that He did not teach from His own philosophy but rather taught what He had recieved from His Father in heaven. As Jesus Himself said in  John 7 verse 16;

 “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me.

He spent His teaching ministry conveying what was given to Him by God the Father and so the teachings carried the profound gravity of being imported from the eternal realm into the corporeal realm through the prism of Jesus who was born and grew up with the complete experience of being human.

The Lord Jesus is the Great Teacher whose interactions with people were and are  almost  always related to teaching and explaining things to us that are ordinarily outside of our ability to gain knowledge of.

Let us bless the Lord our God. 


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