Day 31 - “Stop Wandering and Weeping, Listen to Your Teachers” - Morning Light Devotional

Thursday, May 31, 2018 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments


Isaiah 30: 20-21 "...Yet your teachers will not be moved into a corner anymore, But your eyes shall see your teachers. 21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left.”

I once heard it said, "Everyone goes through a teacher." It is a true statement. While we can learn a lot on our own, we learn best from those who are trained and gifted to teach. Preaching inspires us, but teaching trains us. You can run fast after great preaching, but you'll run long after good teaching.

Isaiah spoke a word of restoration to his generation, and we speak to our generation. Verse 19 begin by saying, "For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; You shall weep no more." In order to dwell successfully in any place and to avoid the weeping that comes from our own errors, we need teachers.

We need Bible teachers as well as teachers who have knowledge and skill in our areas of need. Some of the worse teachers are your friends and non-parent family members, who are more committed to making you happy than telling you the truth.

As the text indicates, teachers often end up moved into a "corner" because they are not saying what people want to hear. It is foolish not to listen to a teacher who has walked the path you are attempting to walk, just because you don't like how the teaching makes you feel sometimes. A good teacher isn't as concerned about your feelings as your welfare.

Take Isaiah's advice, go find and listen to your teachers. When you hear their voice, you will also hear God's voice saying, "Here is the way, walk in it."

When you listen, learn and do, your wandering and weeping will come to an end.