A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.
Here Jesus announces the goal for His students – to become like the Teacher!
Notice, the Teacher comes not only teaching ideals about love, mercy, forgiveness, and generosity, but offering to train His students in them!
He not only brings information but provides transformation of heart and life. Not only learning what Jesus teaches but training together with Him to be and to do.
For example, students of painting not only receive information about the art. They learn to paint!
Students of music not only learn theories. They receive training to become accomplished musicians.
In the same way, Jesus not only teaches ideals. He trains His students to develop these abilities and demonstrate them in their lives.
To receive this training we must enroll in the University of Jesus. Become His students. Then daily, in the classroom of life, the Teacher informs and trains us to become more like Him.
We apprentice ourselves to the Master and learn His life skills. In this way, we fulfill our God-given destiny – to be more like Jesus!
The student who is fully trained will be like His Teacher.