Praise God, for He is always faithful. This afternoon I went to the Court Boys Bible Study. This week as I was preparing for what I was going to share with the boys I was praying and asking God to forgive me for dreading Thursday afternoon.
I love sharing God’s Word and I truly believe God is working through the CBBS. However, I do not believe teaching is one of my gifts. I constantly think of James 3:1 “My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgement.”
I regularly tell the boys to read it for themselves; not to just believe what I tell them.
On one hand I want them to know what the Bible says, what it means and what it means for each of us.
On the other hand, what if I, no matter how well meaning, teach something incorrectly?
At the men’s bible studies I attend each Tuesday and Saturday we often talk about how one of the most difficult things about teaching God’s Word here in Honduras is that we must first un-teach all the wacky things they’ve been taught by others. I don’t want to be one of those others.
The AWANA theme verse “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15) is also regularly running through my mind. I want to not only teach it correctly but also teach it so that it can be understood and applied.
One last thing that runs through my mind; which is my saving grace, is “So shall My Word be that goes forth from My mouth, It shall not return to me void, But it shall accomplish what I please.” Isaiah 55:11
Which means I am not responsible for the results, God is. My service is to obey.
All scripture quoted here is from my NKJV Bible