Large crowds followed Yeshua (Jesus), although Him did not seek large numbers of followers. He sought disciples. He did what we call Discipleship. This type of relationship already existed as a well-established institution within Judaism long before the appearance of Yeshua and his followers. All the great sages, the rabbis, the sages among the Pharisees, and the teachers of the Torah had disciples. The Hebrew word for disciple is talmid  (תלמיד), which means “student.” The plural is talmidim (תלמידים): students. A disciple’s job was to learn everything that his master had to teach.

Disciples memorized their teacher’s interpretations, explanations, and exegesis of scripture. They memorized the stories, parables, illustrations, and anecdotes their teacher told. They learned to practice Torah by imitating their teacher and incorporating his manner of observance into their own. “A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:40). After the disciple was fully trained, he became the teacher and passed on the teaching to disciples of his own.

Maybe you are in the beginning of your journey following Yeshua and His Word. That is a time of you learn, trust and grow. When you are starting your walk of faith it is necessary to step forward. When the disciples saw their teacher sitting down, they knew what was expected of them. They had a job to do. Their job was to believe, learn and apply what they learned in their lives.

Sometimes we may be confused and we don’t have the answers. The best thing we can do on situations like this is to pray and wait. He will provide the answer.

The teacher is about to start…..are you willing to listen ?


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