The Law of the Teacher
A disciple is not greater than his teacher, but everyone when fully trained will be like his teacher (Luke 6:40).
In Luke 6, Jesus gave this message on the plain, after He selected his inner circle of twelve disciples. The “class” convened, it was time for the first “lecture”. But the disciples were not given the luxury of merely listening to lectures and smiling sagely back at their master; Christ had higher expectations for them: their complete transformation. The students would one day be teachers themselves; teachers who served the Great Teacher.
The call to teaching was not limited to the disciples. Nor is it limited to a few individuals in each church. Did you know Scripture teaches that all believers are to be teachers? The author of Hebrews laments in Hebrews 5:12, saying the believers “should in fact be teachers by this time, you need someone to teach you the beginning elements of God’s utterances.” Paul adds in Colossians 3:16: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and exhorting one another with all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, all with grace”. If you are a mature Christian, you are called to instruct others in the faith. You are to seek out and teach other believers, so that they may grow in the faith.