Tuesday, October 11, 2016

In Order to Teach, We Must Entrust Others

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Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:2
The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

Insights: The second attribute of a teacher we learn about in today's verse is there willingness to entrust other people. This entrusting of others is not always easy for a leader. The reason it is often hard is because of the fact that we as leaders can often times do it better and faster then those with whom we are entrusting this new information. Even though we are better and faster, it does not negate the necessity that we pass on the truth we have come to know to those following behind us. It goes beyond, however, just entrusting them with what we know. It is also about us empowering them to go beyond where we have arrived. In other words, new ground ought to be taken and new methodologies ought to be used to accomplish this work. As the teacher/leader our responsibility is to eat entrust them with as much of the information as we have and then to set them free. Will these individuals with whom we have entrusted our teachings make mistakes? The answer is a resounding yes, but we must let them make these mistakes anyway. We then must come along side of them and help them to properly evaluate their mistakes. For it is in the evaluation one learns from their mistakes and from that perspective are able to grow and move past their failures. Beloved, entrusting of others is not easy, but it is a necessity. Let me encourage you think about those who have invested in your life and how can you take their life lessons and apply them to other people. I would also encourage you to begin thinking about an individual with whom you can also invest your life. Then begin entrusting them with the depths of God's grace. Let us indeed pass on what we know to the next generation and to the generation after that. May God be brought glory.

 1. To whom are you entrusting the things you have learned from the Lord Jesus?
 2. Who has entrusted you with the depths of God’s grace?

Prayer: Father, thank You for those who have invested into my life.  I am a much better follower of You because of their deposits.  May my life be a deposit to others as well.  Amen.

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