“A faithful disciple is content to be like his instructor.”

Matthew 10:24-25
(24)  The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
(25)  It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?


The phrase “it is enough” (v. 25) means it is satisfactory or sufficient. Therefore, “for the disciple” it is satisfactory or sufficient to be “as” (like) his teacher. Notice also the three relationships in these verses:

  • Jesus is the Teacher (“master”); the disciple is a student.
  • Jesus is the Lord; the disciple is a servant.
  • Jesus is the Head of the house (“master of the house”); the disciple is a family member (“of his household”).

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