Seeking to Know His Teaching
In yesterday’s devotion we discussed the need to be alone with God. As we continue with this theme, we are given an opportunity, as we spend time with Him, to know His teaching. Do we really know the Master? Do we have the heart of the Master? The Master spoke so many things that are contrary to our society today such as, “love your enemies” (Matthew 5:43), and “pray for them who despitefully use you” (Matthew 5:44). Yet, we find ourselves at times going in the opposite direction. The question that confronts us is, “is our knowing Him consistent with His teaching?” I maintain that the more we know about Him the more we should love Him and try to follow Him. In Mark 4:10 we find these words:
“ Later, when Jesus was alone with the twelve disciples and with the others who were gathered around, they asked him what the parables meant.”
Jesus spoke to ordinary people as well as to the disciples and shared with them the truth about the Kingdom of God. They were seeking to find a deeper meaning of the truth through His teaching. It is my prayer today that we are all constantly seeking to know His teaching. Prayerfully, once we have caught hold of some of His teachings, we will apply them to our lives daily. It requires discipline, constant communication with God, and spending time alone with Him.