Consecrating, Listening, Going, Telling and Warning — Genesis 19
We can apply each week's Bible Lesson to ourselves as teachers, and each week's Bible Study should teach us something new or remind us of what we have known for a long time and need to think about again.
As teachers, we are also priests: "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light" (1 Peter 2:9). Therefore, we pray and consecrate ourselves to the LORD before we begin our preparation to teach and before we begin teaching (see Genesis 19:22). And as we teach, we declare the praises of God in Jesus Christ.
As we prepare for our teaching, we listen to what God is saying to us in the words of the Bible. God wanted Moses to listen to Him on the mountain top, and God especially wanted Moses to make certain the people listened to God and him and not break through to see the LORD, because if they did they would perish.
After we listen to God through our Bible study preparations, we go and tell our students what we have learned, and sometimes we need to warn them to listen to and obey the words of God. God wanted Moses to warn the people for their benefit, and as our students become more acquainted with us they will learn that our warnings from the Word of God are for their benefit because we love them rather than because we want to scold them.
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May God continue to bless your teaching and encourage you by His Word and Spirit!
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