Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.
(James 3:1 (NIV))
Does this scare you?
If you are in a position of teaching God’s Word, it should.
If you knew that you were being held to a higher level of accountability in your job, would you do what went against the employee handbook? Would you be employed for very long if your employer found out that what you were doing was contrary to what was expected of you? Think about that. If you were in charge of training the quality control employees and you frequently taught that it is okay to cut corners, what would happen to your employment status?
Teaching is a position of authority, for you not only are responsible for your own thoughts and actions, you are held accountable for those who follow your teachings.
Now, put this in perspective in relationship to God’s Word and His eternal truth. Put this in relationship to God’s plan of salvation through the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. What do you think will be God’s reaction to you leading His children astray? Not only are you lost, but you are responsible for leading others into the same state as yourself.
God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to seek and to save the lost. He paid a very high price to achieve this. If we who teach are contradicting His work, we are actually working for the enemy. If we are working for the enemy, do we really follow Jesus?
Do you teach truth?