I want to live long. I want to live well. I want to live long. There is very good news. God gives me wisdom. As a disciple of Jesus, I have the Master Teacher. I also have the power of His Holy Spirit. I need to focus on taking God’s direction to heart.
Good friend, don’t forget all I’ve taught you; take to heart my commands. They’ll help you live a long, long time, a long life lived full and well. | Proverbs 3:1-2 (The Message Bible)
The focus here is on teaching. Jesus is the Master Teacher. I have a lot to learn.
It is clear from the good news books that Jesus had a reputation as a Jewish rabbi (Mark 14:45; John 1:38). Peter (in Mark 9:5) and Mary Magdalene (in John 20:16) both referred to Jesus as “Rabbi.”
Moreover, the Jewish ruler Nicodemus thought that this title was…
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