November 8 – Motivational Gifts #3 – Teaching

“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” II Timothy 2:2

A person with a TEACHING gift is not necessarily a public speaker, but one that is motivated to search out and clarify truth. . . interested in accuracy, facts, details.

Luke’s Gospel writing is the longest. Written in painstaking detail, it describes conversations with names, dates, and cities in a systematic sequence unparalleled by other writers. Luke was a teacher.

Teachers are the EARS of the body. They are important to keeping the Church on the “straight and narrow.” Unmoved by feelings or the philosophies of men, they are sticklers for the “facts” and diligent students of the Word. Their ears are always awake to distinguish between truth and error.

If you have a teacher’s motivational gift, be careful not to be argumentative, proud, or critical. Know that you are a functional part of the body, but learn to appreciate and value others that do not appear to be as informed. Also, be careful that your over attention to study does not cause you to neglect the personal and practical needs of others, and, most importantly, be thankful to God for making you just the way you are.

PRAY: “God of all truth, lead me in the path of wisdom and understanding today so that I might apply the knowledge You have given in a manner that is useful to others. Thank You for Your Word.  In Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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