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If any household or town refuses to welcome you or listen to your message, shake its dust from your feet as you leave.  Matt 10:14 (NLT)

Disciples and Dust

In Jewish tradition, by age 6, boys could recite the Torah – Genesis to Deuteronomy. Those “at the top of the class”, would be taken to the next level of education that went to age ten where they would memorise the Old Testament. Then, those who were at the top of the class, went to the next level of education… which took them to age 14/15… those at the top of the class would again be taken to the next level, which was discipleship.

A disciple wanted to BE like his teacher and DO what his teacher did… to walk in his ways. Disciples would follow their Rabbi everywhere and would sit at his feet to learn. They used to give a blessing, or encouragement to a disciple by saying, “May you be covered in the dust of your Rabbi.” Those who didn’t make the ‘cut’ to continue ‘Rabbi training’, the most honoured occupation in society, went home to become apprentices in their families business.

Jesus was a Rabbi. When he chose his disciples, he chose those who had not made the cut. The first being Peter and Andrew. He said to the “Come, follow me.” He was literally saying to them, “You can do what I do, you can be what I am… come get covered in my dust…” He believed in them. It was Revolutionary.

Jesus was training them to be ‘Rabbi’s’ that would lead people in the ‘New Way.’ In Matt 10, he sends them out to teach. As was tradition, people would allow the disciples into their homes, would sit at their feet and listen, getting covered in the disciple’s dust. If they were refused, Jesus told the disciples to shake the dust off their feet. #occupyallstreets #PilgrimRest #keepgoing

#Repost  @pocketfuel If any household or town refuses to welcome you or listen to your message, shake its dust from your feet as you leave. Matt 10:14 (NLT) Disciples and Dust In Jewish tradition, by age 6, boys could recite the Torah – Genesis to Deuteronomy. Those “at the top of the class”, would be taken to the next level of education that went to age ten where they would memorise the Old Testament. Then, those who were at the top of the class, went to the next level of education… which took them to age 14/15… those at the top of the class would again be taken to the next level, which was discipleship. A disciple wanted to BE like his teacher and DO what his teacher did… to walk in his ways. Disciples would follow their Rabbi everywhere and would sit at his feet to learn. They used to give a blessing, or encouragement to a disciple by saying, “May you be covered in the dust of your Rabbi.” Those who didn’t make the ‘cut’ to continue ‘Rabbi training’, the most honoured occupation in society, went home to become apprentices in their families business. Jesus was a Rabbi. When he chose his disciples, he chose those who had not made the cut. The first being Peter and Andrew. He said to the “Come, follow me.” He was literally saying to them, “You can do what I do, you can be what I am… come get covered in my dust…” He believed in them. It was Revolutionary. Jesus was training them to be ‘Rabbi’s’ that would lead people in the ‘New Way.’ In Matt 10, he sends them out to teach. As was tradition, people would allow the disciples into their homes, would sit at their feet and listen, getting covered in the disciple’s dust. If they were refused, Jesus told the disciples to shake the dust off their feet. #occupyallstreets  #PilgrimRest  #keepgoing 

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