Updated: Aug 14
The Best Teachers
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see. ~Alexandra K. Trenfor~
Of necessity, the discernment of Divine truths and spiritual understanding must come from actually experiencing their power and effect. Unless one develops eyes to see, and an ear to hear, they are lost on them. A true teacher merely opens others up to receiving that which is set before them in a new light, causing the veils to be sufficiently removed in order for them to be understood and experienced on a personal level.
Behold, God exalts and does loftily in His power; who is a ruler or a teacher like Him? ~Job 36:22 (Amp)~ His disciples came and asked him, "Why do you use parables when you talk to the people? "You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them. That is why I use these parables, For they look, but they don't really see. They hear, but they don't really listen or understand...But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but they didn't see it. And they longed to hear what you hear, but they didn't hear it. "Now listen to the explanation of the parable about the farmer planting seeds: The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message about the Kingdom and don't understand it. Then the evil one comes and snatches away the seed that was planted in their hearts. The seed on the rocky soil represents those who hear the message and immediately receive it with joy. But since they don't have deep roots, they don't last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God's word. The seed that fell among the thorns represents those who hear God's word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life and the lure of wealth, so no fruit is produced. The seed that fell on good soil represents those who truly hear and understand God's word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!" ~Jesus / Matthew 13:10-13,16-23 (Amp)~
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