Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Teacher of Teachers

UV 2790/10000 The Teacher of Teachers
And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan
Exodus 35 v 34
Jesus is the Teacher of teachers. He is the Tree of eternal life that was removed by the Father from the garden of Eden and planted in our hearts. He also teaches us to teach. He teaches not mere knowledge or the wisdom of this world but wisdom from above that is peaceful, gentle and joyful. The Lord puts in the heart of the believer His wisdom so that he will be able to teach. Like our physical heart pumps the oxygenated blood to all parts of our bodies, our spiritual hearts need to pump the wisdom stored therein in the form of the Word to all parts of our being so that hope and joy reaches every organ, every cell of our being. He anoints us such that we can understand His hidden wisdom. We need to first discover what is hidden in it and then hide in it. We only need to prepare our hearts like Ezra to seek the law of the Lord, to do it and then to teach it to others. Preparing our hearts require us to humble ourselves before the Lord. We need to seek the help of the Holy Spirit to correctly understand and interpret the Word. The word has an answer for every question we face in life. We need a miner’s zeal to seek out these hidden answers to all the issues of life, one by one, understand, appropriate the wisdom and then impart it to others.
The starting point of our quest for answers of life are the challenges we are facing, the temptations we need to prepare ourselves for ahead of time, the difficulties we need to endure in life. As we diligently seek out these answers, the Lord will speak to us through His word. It will enlighten our minds and fill our hearts with hope. We need to cling to the good wisdom discovered in the Word and overcome the evil in our nature and in the world. Our lips as the Psalmist wrote should recount all the laws that He has taught us. Instead of entertaining covetousness, we should delight in learning His principles and precepts that guide us on our earthly journey, keeping us out of folly, pride and misery.
The Word applied to life’s great questions are testimonies or tested truths. These tested truths are the paths of righteousness the Lord leads us on. Once we experience these tested truths, the Lord also teaches us to teach these to His sheep, both the faithful ones and the lost sheep who have strayed. Every day of our lives is an opportunity to learn, understand and experience the power and wisdom of these tested truths. It needs a special grace or anointing to be able to teach. The Word warns that the teachers of the law will be judged more severely than others. So this puts those who teach on notice to always be wary and wise not to break the tiniest part of the law or violate it in letter or spirit.
Prateep V Philip

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