1 month 3 weeks ago #11546 by FemiClef
THE LIVING WATERDAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE Thursday, February 25, 2021.  (International Teachers Day) TOPIC: THE IDEAL TEACHER Read James 3:1-21 My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. 2 For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. MEMORISE: "My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgement" (James3:1). EXPOSITIONJames, one of the Apostles of Christ, wrote that many people should not aspire to be teachers (master's) You may think this apostle was discouraging teaching as a ministry! Teaching is indeed a noble ministry. Teachers are very important to any nation, society, home and church building, and we must salute the teachers as they are internationally recognized and celebrated this day. However, being a teacher goes beyond mere standing within four walls of the classroom before pupils. Let us briefly explore the letters in the World TEACHER:    T- Teachable, trained and tactful: An ideal teacher is a trained one. Either formally or otherwise, teachers should be well trained. A teacher must develop a teachable heart. If you teach, let others teach you also. Jesus Christ remains Teacher of teachers (Mk. 8:31).     E- Experienced, effective and efficient*: The ideal teacher should be Experienced. If he/she is a church teacher, he/she must be effective and efficient in the subject (s) he/she teaches.    A - Affectionate: A teacher is expected to be affectionate to his pupils. This shows a great relationship between the duo (Matt. 5:1ff). Jesus taught affectionately.     C - Caring: An ideal teacher cares about his/her pupils. He/she takes their welfare as his/hers (Matt. 14:19-26). Be a caring teacher like Jesus.      H - Healthy: Since teaching job requires a lot of energy, you must stay healthy as a teacher by maintaining, healthy habits (III Jn. 2). Ideal teachers are not to engage in activities or habits that are detrimental to normal healthy living. Be concerned about your health.     E - Endurance: Teachers must be very patient with their pupils to achieve desirable results (Jas. 1:4) Some teachers are in too much hurry to see positive behavioural changes in their pupils.     R - Responsible, Result - oriented and a Researcher: An ideal teacher must be responsible in all aspects because he is a role model. He also must be interested in achieving the desirable result and research further for better achievement. May the teachers possess these qualities as they celebrate today (Amen). You can appreciate your secular and sacred teachers' day, today? PRAYER POINTS:1. Make me a teachable teacher.2. Help the teachers of the Word to be DOERS.3. Lord, create the hunger and passion for GROWTH and development to the TEACHERS of your people. EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:Leviticus 25:51 - 27:13; Mark. 4:32 - 5:12.

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