Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | August 31, 2020

Best Teacher Ever

“A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.”  Luke 6:40 (ESV)

Backpacks are ready.  Lunches fixed and another school year is underway.  While it looks a lot different in 2020, school is either back in session or getting ready to start.  Quite the nerd, I truly loved school.  The art of learning new things, hanging out with friends and football season lured me back into the classroom with excitement.

Interesting how we think graduation ends the learning cycle.  Whether its high school or college, we leave the classroom setting convinced we have attained all necessary learning for life. Wow if only that were true!  Quite the opposite is reality – learning is a lifetime journey.

Don’t know how you feel about learning, but that eagerness to gain new insight has really never left me.  My shelves are covered with books ranging from every topic you can imagine.  My studious mind definitely enjoys a wisdom packed read.

Regardless of my niche for education, I am at the mercy of the one teaching me.  Great reason why we need to carefully select the right teacher.  And the best compliment and guarantee that we have attained their knowledge is when we reflect our teacher.

Love these sweet words from Jesus in Luke 6 reminding us that when we have been fully trained, learned and get it we will reflect the one teaching us.  Best teaching ever is the one we get from God’s Word.  Gaining spiritual discernment and maturity is cultivated when we dig deep and allow the Holy Spirit to lead us to truth.  Now don’t get me wrong, I have gained great insight and understanding from solid Biblical teachers and pastors.  Commentaries are incredible references to assist in clarifying passages.  But as followers of Christ, we need to make a personal investment in our spiritual growth journey.  Studying the scriptures for ourselves may feel awkward at first, but the benefits far outweigh our uncomfortableness.

Knowing God’s word is critical and putting what we have learned into action culminates in true wisdom. Confidently approaching the Bible and relying on the Holy Spirit will equip us to reflect the very image of our God. Seeking His help thru prayer will release any apprehension and enlighten our eyes to truth. While perfection won’t be our label, blamelessness will be our tagline as we seek to glorify Him. So when the enemy discourages us and seeks to confuse us, we can rest secured knowing we know the best Teacher ever.


“Father, the beauty of Your words draw us and compel us to be more like You.  Remove any obstacles or distractions seeking to keep us from Your word. Help us to grow daily and walk confidently in Your truths.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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