Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger. They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces and being called rabbi by others. But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers. And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ. The greatest among you shall be your servant.
by: Kay Samuels.
Jesus told the crowd and His disciples to obey the instructions of the teachers of the Law, but not their behavior. The teachers of the Law taught correctly, however they did not seem to follow their own teachings. No wonder Jesus called them “hypocrites and whitewashed sepulchers.” Being a teacher is a very responsible position. Jesus was the ultimate teacher for us to emulate. Not only should we follow what He said, we are encouraged to do what He did. Let us be like Jesus—talk the talk and walk the walk. After all, that is what He does and we are His followers.