“We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again.” Hebrews 5:11-12.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible study; Hebrews 5-8.
I taught school for thirty-nine years.
One of the toughest times to be a teacher was after vacations. Their bodies were in the room, but their brains were in another place. Teaching them anything was a serious challenge.
The writer of Hebrews is frustrated with those he wants to teach. He finds them unready to learn.
A importat truth out of these verses is that I must aspire to be a teacher of God’s truths. That is a crucial aspiration! I must know what I’m learning well enough that I could teach it in my midst.
I know that for me there is a long road between reading about a subject, and teaching others about those readings. However, if I knew that I was going to teach others about something, I would tune in closely as I read. I think that I just get lazy. I let things roll off me and then wait for the next collection of information to come my way.
If I am going to witness to folks in my midst, I must have a foundation of information at my disposal. I will not know in advance where a conversation about God will lead. I need to be prepared. I need to study.
As I live my life before others, my goal is to rightly represent God. How do I do it? By knowing God better. By understanding what He expects from me. By knowing what He said. It takes commitment. Is it important enough to me?
“Lord, plenty for me here. I need to be able to teach (witness). To do so rightly, requires a full dose of You. Fill me, Father. Open my brain to absorb Your Truths. I want to rightly represent You in my midst. Help me, Father.”
Are you teaching anyone about God? What’s holding you back?