Teach What You’ve Learned


“Only take heed to thyself…, lest thou forge, and the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life:
but teach them thy sons and thy sons’ sons…”
(Deuteronomy 4:9)

In yesterday’s reading, a girl struggled to learn to ride a bicycle. She was finally successful.

After mastering the art of bicycle riding, she thought she would help other children who could not ride. Interestingly, she began giving bicycle riding lessons to all who wanted to learn.

She was as avid about giving lessons as she was about riding. She would teach from sun-up to sundown. When her students learned to ride, she was very pleased; and her smile appeared as large as a half moon.

Once she became skillful, she taught others what she had learned.

Likewise, as Christians, it is important for us to become skillful. Not only should we learn well, but we must be apt to teach others what we have learned.

Moses said, “Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the Lord my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. Only take heed to thyself… teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons”
(Deuteronomy 4:5-9).

Are you willing to teach others what you’ve learned?