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"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better." Ephesians 1:17 (NIV)

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Friday, October 5, 2012


James 3:1

Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly." NIV

"My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation." KJV

As energized Christians, we have a strong desire to share what we have learned with others. This is a good thing, however, some of the things we learn are merely logical ideas from the minds of humans. Just because what we hear sounds good, feels good, and makes sense, does not mean it is the truth of God. That's why the Word tells us if we want to teach what we know, we will be mature and recognize that which is from God and that which is from man. When we learn things that are supposed to be truth from God, we can pray for discernment and go to the Word like the Bereans did (Acts 17:10-12) and test it to see if it is from God. To teach the things of God carries the highest of responsibility of handling the Word of God with wisdom and discernment. We will be held accountable for every word we teach.

Heavenly Father, forgive us for not allowing the Holy Spirit to give us wisdom and discernment about the things we learn concerning You and Your kingdom. Help us to discern what we share and teach to others, that it is Your Word, not ours or someone else's. Give us ears to know Your Truth and to know when it is the logic of this world. Let us know when we are to teach and when we are to sit back and learn quietly. We pray in Jesus' name, Amen.

Daily Grace

Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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1 comment:

Charlotte said...

Good advice. Too many teachers teach opinions and not necessarily what the Bible teaches. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us.

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