What God’s Word Says about Teaching
Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. (James 3:1)
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Tim. 2:15)
An Awesome Responsibility
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines awesome as:
“causing feelings of fear and wonder : causing feelings of awe”
I am using the word “awesome” purposefully in this post because teaching God’s Word should instill both of these feelings within us.
1) Bible teaching is a wonderful, terrific, extraordinary opportunity.
We should have a sense of wonder that the Almighty God has given us the privilege of working in cooperation with Him to change lives through the teaching of His Word.
2) Bible teaching is a serious responsibility for which we will be held accountable.
We should have a sense of reverential fear of the Almighty God and His Truth that we want to properly handle it, putting our best efforts into preparing and presenting the lesson.
Questions for Bible Teachers:
Do you truly understand what an awesome responsibility you have in teaching God’s Word?
Your answer to the next questions will determine how much you truly understand.