“Many peoples will come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.’ The Law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” (Isaiah2:3)
Divine teaching will be a major characteristic of the Messianic Age. As the Lord Himself instructs the people in His perfect Law (Torah), justice, righteousness, harmony, and universal peace will prevail.
God’s teaching in God’s worship place should attract people of all nations to Him. God has entrusted His people with His Word to teach the peoples. Such teaching should lead people to faith.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:
Precious Abba, we have learned that Your teachings come from Your Word and that the Word of the Lord is to be trusted, taught, and learned by Your people. In our worship services, the focus is not to be on the news, but rather on the Word, to be understood and shared with all. We are not to interject our feelings into the Word; rather, we are to teach the Word as it is written and understood by all teachers, that are led by You in the proper understanding and context. In this we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
“God so loved the world that HE did not send a committee!”
“O Lord, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress, to you he nations will come from the ends of he earth and say, ‘Our fathers possessed nothing but false gods, worthless idols that did them no good. Do men make their own gods? Yes, but they are not gods!’ ‘Therefore I will teach them—-this time I will teach them my power and might. Then they will know that my name if the Lord..’” (Jeremiah16:19–21)
Evangelistic opportunities may come unexpectedly. People dissatisfied with their way of life come seeking the truth. The evangelist should be a teacher for God to teach God’s power and might and introduce God by name to those who seek Him.
“Many nations will come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.’ The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” (Micah4:2)
Micah revealed the ultimate end God has for all His people: everyone will gather under the leadership of he only true God. The people will want to know God’s will and way. They will seek to live it with one another. Both law and prophetic word will be available to reveal God to all people. The oracle here also appears in (Isaiah 2:1-4). The two prophets must have been associated with one another and preached the same inspired message. Each added a different ending to reflect a specific emphasis.
Second Thought of the Day:
“And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—-I am telling the truth, I am not lying—-and a teacher of the true faith to the Gentiles.” (1st Timothy2:7)
Proclaiming the gospel is a task done in response to divine appointment. God compels us to preach. Prayerful people should be in perfect control of their temperament. Praying together makes it difficult to argue against one another. The church is to seek God’s will, not prove our personal opinion.
Paul saw himself as a teacher of the gospel, as did our Lord Jesus Christ. Teaching the gospel is vital along with the proclamation of the preacher. To teach the gospel is quite and honor, but it comes with a heavy responsibility to not used this position to make yourself look better than others or to affirm your own opinion of Scripture. It is taking a walk on a very fine line, to teach the Word of God to others as God intended it to be taught. Clear?