Jesus was not only called Rabbi (as we saw in yesterday’s post), but He was also called “Rabboni” on a couple of occasions. (One was when Mary Magdalene first saw Jesus after He was raised from the dead.) This variant of “rabbi” seems to intensify the term to “my rabbi.” There are even examples in ancient Judaism of it being used as a way to address God in prayer. These two points seem to make the term particularly appropriate for Jesus.
Call to “Rabboni” (your Rabbi) today – He whose name is Jesus and Lord. Ask Him for your daily bread – that is, your daily teaching of how to live, how to love. It will take a few minutes. Will you do that for Him? Will you do it for yourself?
Once you then get up to live your day, keep in mind that you will never leave the presence of Rabboni. You will be before Him all day long as you seek to flesh out what He has taught you about right and wrong, about justice and forgiveness, about kindness and mercy.
Rabboni is a faithful teacher.
Bible notes on this post.
See also the post Call on His Name.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.