THE BEST TEACHER EVER………..
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22
The Holy Spirit who lives inside those who commit their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ is the best teacher ever, and as much as biblically sound pastors and teachers are wonderful blessings, the very best Bible teaching we can receive is when we study the Bible alone with Jesus with our hearts, minds, and eyes wide open to the Holy Spirit teaching us.
Not only will He teach us, but He will bring to light what He wants us to see when He wants us to see it. We may read the same verses for years and find one day the Holy Spirit emphasizing one aspect of a verse we never noticed before. Or He may help us understand scriptures we never understood before. Or He may bring us to a deeper understanding of something we’ve read for years. Or He may bring to light something in a verse that seems insignificant but in fact has a great significance regarding something He wants to teach us, change in us, bring us to repentance in, etc.
bHe wants us to not just read and hear the Bible, but He wants us to be doers whereby we live according to the Bible.
Let me give you an example. I read the first scripture above for years. Then one day the Lord brought to light in my heart, “…our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus,…” Now that verse is in the context of the apostle Paul’s preaching and false brethren who came in. The Lord that day wasn’t showing me the big picture of what was happening with Paul and the false brethren. He was showing me that FREEDOM FOR CHRIST’S FOLLOWERS IS IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. It was as though the Holy Spirit had taken a microscope to magnify those exact words for me to remind me that MY FREEDOM IS IN JESUS! Not in myself. Not in this world. BUT IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!
I have heard great preaching through the years, and I have read great Christian sermons and books, but NOTHING compares with the blessedness of spending time alone with Jesus and the Bible and learning straight from the Lord of Lords, King of Kings, glorious God, forever Father, almighty Jesus, through His awesome Holy Spirit, hallelujah, glory to the Lord, AMEN!