Daily Bible Reading: Mark 11:20 – 33
Verse of the Day: Mark 11:21 – “And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.”
Rabbi. In the New Testament times, the term Rabbi was a title of respect given to one who was learned and versed in the Mosaic Law. The title is from a Hebrew word that means “great,” and is often translated as “Master.” In the Aramaic (the language Jesus spoke), the word is Rabboni. This expresses an affectionate respect for the teacher. Both the disciples and the Jewish teachers of the Law called Him this.
Jesus cautioned His disciples from claiming this title for themselves, because there is only One true Master, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Today, let us pause and focus upon the One who is the true Master and Teacher. Ponder upon what He is teaching us through His Word.
Prayer: Glorious Rabbi, Teacher, Master, help me to find my understanding in You. The day may bring lessons and challenges, help me to turn to You for the knowledge and assistance I need. Amen.