Lesson 10

Teachers are held by God to a higher standard.  Not because they have such an honorable position or because they have worked hard for that degree or learning.  It is because they are passing on knowledge and wisdom to others that will pass it on.  What a teacher teaches to their students is extremely important.  James says it this way:

Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.  We all stumble in many ways.  If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check (3:1-2 NIV).

Oh, my.  You need to watch what you say, watch what you pass on to others.  Teachers are human, too.  They make mistakes, but we should be striving toward perfection and making those baby step every day.  We need to be able to keep our body in check.  (He uses this phrase because in the next lesson we’ll begin a discussion on the tongue).

I’ve seen so many teachers who do not take what they say as that important and just say any old thing to satisfy a student.  You cannot do that.  Truth needs to come form your lips.