Why?: What's the scariest passage of Scripture for a
What?: To me, the scariest passage of Scripture is
James, chapter 3, verse 1, where James writes, "Not many of you
should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach
will be judged with greater strictness."
Well, I didn't want to be a teacher and God called me to be one.
Then, I read that I am judged more strictly because I am a teacher.
I told God, "That's not fair." I quibbled with Him for a long time.
That was dumb! I mean, what kind of fool would bicker and argue
Why would James put so much weight on the teacher's shoulders?
As with all believers, we're responsible for our own obedience, but
because, as teachers, we have a public speaking role, we're also
responsible for the obedience or disobedience of those we
That makes James 3:1 a very scary passage for teachers.
So What?: Do you know God's Word and live wisely? Do
you faithfully teach others God's Word so they can grow in wisdom?
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus warns that your identification in
heaven will be tied to the answers to those questions. In Matthew,
chapter 5, verse 19, Jesus says, "Whoever breaks one of the least
of these commands and teaches others to do the same will be called
least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever does and teaches these
commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
So What Now?: You know what you and others say about
your teaching now. What do you want the Savior to say about you
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