Training Technique

A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.
Luke 6:40, NKJV

The biggest critics of Jesus were the Pharisees He considered to be hypocrites. They placed a heavy burden upon their followers through man-made rules that they themselves failed to keep. They tried to produce righteousness from the outside in, paying more attention to appearances than underlying realities. They demanded righteousness from others, but did not exemplify it in their personal lives.

Perhaps you have heard about the four-step training process for teaching almost anything. Step one is “I do and you watch.” Step two is “I do and you help.” Step three is “You do and I help.” And step four is “You do and I watch.” The Pharisees needed to understand that the way they lived influenced every person trying to be like them. It’s also a lesson for us today.