TUESDAY September 5, 2017
Called Out Ones
To the church of God which is at Corinth… - 1 Corinthians 1:2
The Greek word for church isekklésiameaning “called out ones” that is those who are called out of the world to serve the Lord. I often think of those men who have served the Lord faithfully. They have been such an influence in my life: Dr. Van Cleave, Dr. Duffield, Alan Redpath, Chuck Smith, Romaine, and even my Kung Fu Instructor, Jimmy H. Woo.
Over the years I have continued to dwell on what my teachers have taught me. I quietly listen to that still small voice of their instruction. When they spoke, I disciplined myself to write down whatever they taught me on a piece of paper, or I wrote it down in my Bible. Then I have the lesson right there in-front of me, to always remind me in the future. I believe that keeping notes to reflect back on what was taught to me was real wisdom.
Christians are called out of the world to serve the Lord. It is wisdom to surround yourself with godly men and women, those who know the Word of God and have walked with the Lord faithfully. If you place yourself under good teachers, and learn from their wisdom and experience in ministry you will do well.
Remember, no man is an island. Who are the teachers that you have placed yourself under? Are you writing down valuable notes from what they are teaching you, to reflect on later in your life? Learning lessons from men who have started well and finished well is a good practice. Many have left behind a wealth of books to glean from. Those teachers are the ones who will be the greatest influence in your life.
Discipleship is more than getting to know what the teacher knows. It is getting to be what he is.
~Juan Carlos Ortiz~
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