If school isn’t already out for you, it soon will be. For most who read this, formal “school” has been out for a long time! (Years? Decades?) But is school ever really out for a Christian?
The very word “disciple” means a learner/follower. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we must be learning His will constantly. Paul told Titus that the Christians in Crete should “learn to maintain good works” (Titus 3:14). The same apostle told Timothy (in Ephesus) that the brethren should learn to honor and care for their widowed parents (1 Timothy 5:4). Even those with the supernatural gift of prophecy were to use it in such a way “that all may learn” (1 Corinthians 14:31). Whoever said, “When you stop learning, you stop growing” was right!
At least 125 times the New Testament uses some form of the kindred words “teach” and “doctrine.” Jesus taught; the apostles taught; other Christians taught. And if teaching is to accomplish anything good, someone must be learning!
Be assured that Satan and his crew are busy teaching lies and corruption. May it never be that we would surrender the field to them! To the contrary, we must be teaching and equipping others to teach. “
And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these things to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2).
“School” is in session! It always will be until the Lord returns. You have responsibilities both as a student and as a teacher. Don’t be a drop-out!
~Adapted from Joe Slater