Gibbs, Jeffrey A. “Matthew 10:24-25: Servants Are Like Their Lord." Matthew 1:1-11:1. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2006, pp. 525-526.
Matthew 10:24-25 speaks to the disciple as like his master. It sharply divides Jesus from "Beelzebub" the "Lord of the flies, Baal" or "Beelzeboul," "Baal, the Lord." (Gibbs 2006, 525). Gibbs notes that Jesus has described himself as God's Son, the true Lord, whose mission is to the world. Christians are called to be his disciples and become like him. However, Christ and his followers can expect to be misunderstood and condemned as they represent the one true God (Gibbs 2006, 526).