Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Work of the Wise, Part 1: Preparation (Ecclesiastes 12:9)

Some think of teaching as an activity only for those of a certain class or gifting. However, even as all believers in Messiah are to be followers of Messiah, all followers are to be, in some respect, teachers (Heb 5:12). Certainly those married with children are to be teachers in the family (Deuteronomy 6:7), however, even single men and women are called to make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). The Kohelet or "Preacher" of Ecclesiastes may be an exemplar, but all share this responsibility.