What Jesus Did! 'Becoming Like Our Teacher' — Luke 6:39-40

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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Jesus told them this story: "Can a blind man lead another blind man? No! Both of them will fall into a hole. A student is not better than his teacher. But when the student has fully learned, then he will be like his teacher."
— Luke 6:39-40 NLT
Illustration of Luke 6:39-40 NLT — "Can a blind man lead another blind man? No! Both of them will fall into a hole. A student is not better than his teacher. But when the student has fully learned, then he will be like his teacher."

Key Thought

Who is the greatest embodiment of generosity, forgiveness, and grace who has ever lived? It is Jesus, of course. So Jesus becomes our example. To follow lesser examples is to be led into a trap. Our goal isn't to be good, but to be godly. Our goal isn't to be the best of our peers, but to be like Jesus before our peers. So let's set our sights on Jesus as our example, especially in the way he extended grace and dealt generously with the people around him.

Today's Prayer

O LORD God Almighty, my precious Abba Father, when this day is done, may you find me more closely conformed to the character of your Son and my Savior. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Colossians 1:28-29
  • 2 Corinthians 3:17-18
  • 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.