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Dr. Danny's Teacher-to-Teacher Podcast


Feb 26, 2021

  • Why?: What's the scariest passage of Scripture for a teacher?
  • 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 with God?
    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 teach.
    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 forever?