Jaime Wyrtzen Lauze´
One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” Mark 2:23 and 24
We are surrounded every day with opportunities to both teach and learn God’s principles but we will miss them if we aren’t paying attention.
Jesus never wasted any opportunity to teach a lesson. Nothing was too mundane or small for Him. As a mom and a Christian I can learn from His example. When the Pharisees criticized the disciples in Mark 2 for picking grain on the Sabbath Jesus use the situation to explain an important, yet basic theological concept that was getting misunderstood. The law is for the people. The Pharisees believed that the people were made for the law. Jesus took something as simple as picking a head of grain and was able to review an incident when King David gave the consecrated bread to his men.
Jesus saw this as an opportunity to teach and not argue. And He was able to do this because Jesus knew His scripture so well that He was able to access it on the spot. When the disciples were fishing, He talked about them being “fishers of men.” When He handed out bread He said He was “the bread of life.”
Jesus is interested in every part of our lives. If we pay close attention we will see the lessons He wants to teach. We, then, can follow His example with the people around us. Biblical concepts make so much more sense when it is put into a context that we understand. What could do that better than what is already happening in our own lives. The simple everyday things do matter and have a purpose.
Dear Heavenly Father,Help me to see every teaching opportunity and take hold of it. Fill my mind with Your thoughts and my mouth with Your truth so that I can reach my children and others around me.
In Jesus Precious Name, Amen
Describe the teaching methods of Jesus.
Did He teach everyone in the same way?
If we want the truth to always be on the tip of our tongue, then we need to be immersed in the Word. How are you doing with that kind of immersion?
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