The Teacher’s Toughest Pupil

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Romans 2:21 “Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? Thou that makest thy boast of the la, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?”

Teaching can be a frustrating job, especially if you have students that will not listen and will not learn.  The toughest student in the room, however, will always be the teacher himself.

The person I have the most trouble with is me.  It is relatively easy for me to say to you to do something, but it is very difficult to get me to do what I am telling you to do.

This means that we must make sure that we first learn and apply what we are going to teach others.  It means that we must first seek to obey and live out the truth that we desire to teach others.  It means that we will be judged by the same standard with which we judge others.

How is your toughest pulpil doing?  Are you keeping your body in subjection, lest when you have preached to others you become a castaway?  Are you dishonouring God by teaching others to do something that you are not doing?

May God help us to live our message and to teach the message with our lives and our lips.

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