June 19


"He came to Jesus at night and said, 'Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him' " (John 3:2, NIV).

Nicodemus, the renowned Jewish academician, paid Jesus a high compliment. Nicodemus, himself a master in Israel, was profoundly impressed by Christ's extraordinary credentials as a teacher and leader. Though not yet certain of Christ's messiahship, Nicodemus had no hesitation in affirming Him as "a teacher who has come from God" (John 3:2, NIV).

No man has ever impressed humanity so deeply with His incomparable teaching as has Jesus. Jesus of Nazareth will always remain the world's master teacher. Friend and foe alike have testified to the authority and perfection of His teaching. The pedagogy of Jesus has undergone extensive study and analysis even by skeptics. Yet He remains the greatest, wisest, kindest, and most effective teacher of all times.

As the teacher come from God, Jesus excels all other qualified teachers whether they have come from the ranks of philosophers, moralists, or scientists. He is incomparable simply because He is the source of all true knowledge. Whatever Jesus said or did as a teacher was unprecedented. Only God incarnate could teach what Jesus taught with such unsurpassed accuracy and perfection. Not a single thing Jesus taught ever needed to be updated, modified, revised, qualified, or amended. "Christ held the key to all the treasures of wisdom, and he could diffuse knowledge as no other one could. He was indeed more than a teacher come from God; He was the only-begotten Son of the Father."--Signs of the Times, Nov. 23, 1891.

My Prayer Today: Lord, in the teacher come from God, I have found salvation as well as wisdom. Teach me to know Him better. Amen.