My greatest fear
Good morning brothers and sisters. We all have fears. Some fears are hidden and some are out in the open. My greatest fear is not what most think it is. My fear has nothing to do with this physical world. My greatest fear is teaching. But the teaching itself doesn't bother me, it is what I teach. My fear is teaching God's word wrong. My fear is causing someone to stumble by what I teach. Because what I teach has eternal value. What I teach has to do with the soul. I am always afraid of not understanding, that is why I study so much. I want to know that what I teach is from God and not from me. I know that it is a gift from God because it comes natural to me. I love to see when the word of God clicks with someone. There is no greater joy than when someone finally understands the word of God. But it scares me. The Bible tells us sound teaching is necessary. I am not a pastor but a teacher. I have to have a pastor who teaches sound doctrine that is purely based on the word of God. Then it is my job to teach others, it is what God has called me. The hard part is that I don't get to just teach the good parts but have to teach what will happen if we don't follow God. What happens when we follow man made rules instead of God. 2 Timothy 2:2 commands this. 2-"And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." I have to be completely connected to the Holy Spirit that lives within each of us to do this. Because not only does God give us teachers, the world gives us false teachers that lead others astray. So I have to guard my heart and trust only the Bible. The Holy Spirit will guide me and teach me. But I think that my greatest fear is what keeps me humble and keeps me connected to my Lord and Savior. Have a blessed day. Rise up child of God, rise up!