"Simple, But Hard" - 20m:44s
cripture Reading: Matthew 7:12-14
A Disciple Like His Teacher
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher. ——Luke 6:40
Do you remember the 1984 movie Karate Kid? Daniel LaRusso begins training with karate master Kesuke Miyagi after being beaten up by his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend. ln an effort to help Daniel learn how to fight, Mr. Miyagi begins training Daniel in karate and muscle memory exercises. Eventually, Daniel beats his former nemesis in a karate match. He had mastered the forms of karate Mr. Miyagi had taught him.
As disciples of Jesus, we are undergoing training as well. Each of us, if we choose to learn from the Master, can become like Him. We have a choice, however. We can either become diligent students and learn from our Master, or we can ignore the teaching and live our lives how we want. If we choose to learn, we grow in our training and understanding of the ways of Christ to become more capable disciples of Jesus. We learn how to handle life as a follower of God. lf we ignore our teaching, however, we forfeit training that is invaluable to living a successful life. We only hurt ourselves in the process of trying to live life how we see ?t.
How are you choosing to live life? Are you following the training of your Master, in an effort to become like Him? Or, are you content with trying to figure things out for yourself?
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