This is now my 3rd letter for married couples and while I know that some of you do not have children I believe that we all have some influence and some impact on the lives of those younger than ourselves, especially on the lives of the children and grandchildren God has given us. So I am praying that the scriptures that I am sending you will minister to you and to your families, and give you new insights on how God’s word can impact our lives.
Jesus posed this question to His disciples and gave them the obvious answer.
Luke 6:39 – 40
“Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher”
Jhn 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
Eph 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
While teaching children (or anyone else) I must be aware that I can teach others only to the degree and extent that I myself have learned from Jesus. To be a godly teacher one must first be a transformed disciple of Jesus Christ.
The foundation for raising godly children is a godly life example and a strong personal spiritual walk with the Lord Jesus. Anyone who would teach Christian children must not only speak the truth, but must live the truth because God’s word is taught when the disciples (teachers and students) are transformed. ( Without transformation (walking in the light) learning has not taken place).
Obviously for all of us this is a huge responsibility, and overwhelming in it’s scope and responsibility. But God is so gracious and good and has given us the means and the power (His Holy Spirit) to accomplish the ministry that He has called each of us to perform.
(Please also meditate on the following scripture)
2Peter 1: 2 – 9 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
If we are faithful to live as He has called us to live, diligently learning, growing and following after our Lord Jesus we will not be blind and short sighted teachers!
God bless your family
Love in Jesus to All