Why do we teach the Word of God? We are instructed to be good Bible students. 2nd Tim. 2:15 tells us that we must “…rightly divide the Word of truth.” We are to study God’s Word to learn His will for us and to learn how we can apply it to our daily walk for the Lord Jesus.
We have an obligation, yea, privilege, to not only study the Bible for our own spiritual growth, we study it to help others learn more about God’s Word. Paul told Timothy, in 2 Tim. 2:1-2 “You then, my child, be strengthened by he grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have learned from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”
One reason to study God’s Word is so that we can help future generations to remain faithful to the Word! We must teach the Bible in a way that will encourage our students to want to share it with their students, thus keeping on making disciples and teaching them what the Lord has taught personally and through His apostles. By doing this we will ensure that we, along with the ones we teach have a firm foundation in God’s Word. We will instill a desire in our students to regard the Bible as God’s Word and to base their faith upon that standard. We must know what we believe and why. If we put the proper emphasis on the Bible we will not be led astray by false teachers.
Let’s faithfully teach the Bible! Someone taught the Word of God to whoever taught us, so let’s praise God for that and tell someone about Jesus ad His Word!