Jesus is the great Teacher, therefore the Teacher must "disciple" others just as Jesus did. Jesus called disciples to himself and said "Follow me and I will make you fishers of men" (Matthew 4:19).
Jesus was the Master and the disciples were the apprentices. As they "followed" they saw the Master at work and so learned from him. To lead others the Teacher must have "Divine Wisdom".
Wisdom is the true riches of heaven. When Solomon asked for Wisdom he was asking for riches far beyond this world (1 Kings 3:9). Wisdom is the practical implementation of Divine Truth.
The teacher is a reservoir of "Divine Wisdom" for the body. His purpose in the Body is to diffuse this wisdom to those around him.
The Teacher is one who "Knows wisdom and instruction. Perceives the words of understanding. Receives the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment and equity. Gives prudence to the simple. Gives knowledge and discretion to the young man " (Proverbs 1:2-4).
Teaching is the "practical application of Divine principles in every day life". This is shown most clearly by Jesus in His Sermon on the Mount (Matthew Chapter 5-7). Teaching is not about imparting knowledge, but about applying Truth to every situation. The Teacher therefore must know the Truth, and know how to lead others into Truth.
Created: 23 - Jan - 1997.