What is the message Jesus is giving us in this passage?
ESV - 8 But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers.
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If you read the following vs 9&10 it becomes clear what our Lord is talking about. He is saying that the disciples should not try to or seek to elevate themselves to greater positions than there brothers. That they should remember who the teacher of all of them is. It is a call for humility in knowing their positions as equal with each other but all subject to the one true teacher Christ. Seek not to put yourself above your fellow brethren because you all have one master Christ Jesus.
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