Great Influence, Great Responsibility

Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.

(James 3:1 NIV)

While in the faculty of education, I was taught that I’d take my profession with me wherever I went. In other words, even when I wasn’t teaching, I was still expected to act in a professional manner. Being a teacher is a wonderful thing, but as many teachers can testify, it comes with a great responsibility. James tells us that because teachers of the Word have such great influence, they’re going to be held more accountable. As a classroom teacher and teacher of the Word, I know how true that is. One of the things I learned to do early in my teaching career was pray that I’d set a positive example–by speech and action–to my students, practicing what I preach, just as Jesus did.

Teachers have great influence and great responsibility.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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