LEARN AND TEACH
Read: James 3:1-2
1 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. (NIV James 3:1-2)
Study: I have been telling you over the past two days to teach and now James tells us that not everyone should teach. What is that all about!? There is a time for everything and teaching is no exception. Sometimes in our lives, we must do more learning than teaching. Sometimes we need to listen and grow in our own faith in order to use what we have learned to teach others. Teaching is hard. When we claim to be teachers, we are held to a higher standard. This also means that we must thank those people who taught us. Take a few minutes today to either write, call, or see someone who has taught you something so that you can thank them.
Pray: God, temper my passions and give me listening ears. Let me learn from your example so that, in time, I might be an example for others. Amen