Thought and Prayer for Sunday, September 6, 2015
Sunday, September 06, 2015
September 6, 2015 SPEAK AND TEACH THE TRUTH
All around the world there are people who teach others. They may teach school. They may teach at work. They may teach in church. When others teach things that are not right, it creates confusion and chaos. At work, things won’t get done correctly and profits could decline. At school, children won’t learn the right things to help them in the real world. In church, when people are not taught God’s truth, they will not know God’s true word and commands. We must be sure when we speak and when we teach that we speak and teach the truth. We must be sure we are speaking for God and not influenced by what others think.
Luke 20:21 “’Teacher,’ they said, ‘we know that you speak and teach what is right and are not influenced by what others think. You teach the way of God truthfully.’” (NLT)
Luke 20:21 “And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly:” (KJV)
Dear Lord, we pray for those who are in positions as leaders and teachers. We pray they will know the truth and speak it. We pray they will study Your word and have the right relationship with You and teach the truth. Help us to learn the truth as well so when we speak and teach we are speaking and teaching according to Your word and not the world’s ideas. Help us not be influenced by what others say or think. Help us to only be influenced by You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
When people speak and teach God’s truth, others can know who He really is.
Knowing God’s word and having a relationship with Him helps us to speak and teach the truth.
We should not be influenced by the world when we speak and teach others. We should only be influenced by God’s word.
We must be sure when we speak and when we teach that we speak and teach the truth.
When people teach things that are not right, it creates confusion and chaos.
Isaiah 45:18a “For the LORD is God, and he created the heavens and earth and put everything in place. He made the world to be lived in, not to be a place of empty chaos.” (NLT)
Focus: God’s word is for us to learn how to speak and teach the truth.