So…welcome to my brain for a moment.
Lately in my bible reading, I’ve noticed a concept in scripture that has really resonated with me…the idea that I can actually learn from Jesus.
Matthew 11:29 – “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me…”
Ephesians 4:20, 21 – “But ye have not so learned Christ; if so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus.”
I know it’s something that’s probably obvious to many, but it fascinates me!
I guess I’m so excited because this completely changes how I approach the Bible. I’m not reading to fulfill a daily religious quota, nor am I ingesting information that I can regurgitate later to show off how knowledgeable I am. Consistency and biblical literacy are definitely important, but they are actually byproducts of something far more significant.
What I have, whenever I open a bible (or bible app), is the opportunity to take a seat in Jesus’ classroom…and never be the same again.
Because in Jesus’ classroom, I don’t get an impersonal lecture from an uncaring professor, or a bunch of trivial information that I may not ever use. Instead, I’m in the hands of a Divine Instructor who is fully vested in me, whose teachings apply to every aspect of life, whose words are life itself.
Ordinarily, you’d have to pay an arm and a leg for such a prestigious education…not in this case. Jesus paid my tuition in full with His own blood, and despite my many transgressions and class failings, He keeps letting me come back. And all He asks is that I commit my life to being His full-time student…His disciple, if you will.
Sorry…I may have gotten carried away. Like I said…welcome to my brain.