UV 2081/10000 Teacher- Non Pareil
Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go
Isaiah 48 v 17
There is no one who can teach like the Lord. He teaches us what is best for us. He teaches us how to make choices in life. We learn from Him that we should always go for the best, no “second best for us.” He guides us and tells us which way to go and which way to avoid. He teaches us to benefit our spirits, minds and bodies. His teaching is wholesome and holistic. He being the repository of all knowledge and wisdom far beyond all our books of learning and our wisest or most knowledgeable persons is able to tell us in advance before a thing happens. He is the only One who knows the end from the beginning. Of course, He does not tell us all of it at one go. He is the one who teaches us how to communicate. He teaches us how to teach and He teaches every generation. He teaches our children and their children, too. By just spending time in His presence,we learn even as the disciples were transformed as they spent time with Jesus. He teaches us what no other teacher can possibly teach. He integrates the past, present, future and eternal in teaching us.
The Lord inscribes His instructions in our hearts. He gives us a heart of understanding and the ear to listen. He subdues with gentleness and patience our rebellious spirits. He teaches us the mastery of our thoughts and emotions so that we are not misled by them into great folly. He leads us into all perfection. He holds our hand and walks with us. At each juncture in our lives, the Holy Spirit whispers in our inner ears, “ Take this way.” Jesus taught mankind the ways of God through His example as well as through His remarkable but simple parables. He sought to make us “ para-able” or be able to do far beyond our human ability, knowledge or understanding. He hones our talents and abilities, even the non existent ones.
The Lord teaches us with a “hands on” approach. He teaches us through our experiences, through adversity and afflictions, through good times and bad times. But the primary method He uses to teach us is His Word. We need to store or lay up His word in our hearts and minds and it will give us more wisdom and insight than our teachers, our elders and our enemies as it is written in Psalm 119. We need to superimpose the patterns of His word on the patterns of the world to understand His ways. He is a patient teacher and never gives up on us. He encourages us to take responsibility for our lives but He is always nearby as our helper. He prepares us for lifelong learning. He teaches us how to prioritise. He teaches us how to battle and defeat our own inner self , our personal demons as well as the powers of darkness. He teaches us how to handle relationships with those who are intimate as well as those who are inimical. He is also the best teacher of change management as well as challenge management. He teaches us how to redeem our time or to make the best use of time, opportunity and resources. He teaches us to overcome our insecurities.
Prateep V Philip