Bible Verses for Teachers

With COVID restrictions still in effect for the duration of the rest of this school year, and possibly the next, many people including teachers, students, and parents are having to adjust to some major changes in the form of how we do schooling.

It may prove to be quite a bit more challenging to interact with students in a non-face-to-face setting and will almost definitely prove to be a greater challenge in holding their attention.

In these more challenging situations, teachers may be looking for ways to help encourage their children to stay focused and to maintain or increase the respect that students give to them.

The Bible has a lot to say about teaching. From the very beginning of time, God had his work cut out for him with teaching mankind the differences between right and wrong, and from there Adam teaches his offspring (with the help of God), and his offspring continue the cycle.

As the earth’s population increases, we see more instances where people are influenced by more than their parents and start turning towards different teachers for guidance. Jesus was the best example of this.

Jesus showed thorough and expert knowledge in areas of God’s word and had a wise and just answer for anybody’s question. One of the best examples of this was his encounter with the Pharisees, where they attempted to embarrass him or expose him as a fraud. His answers were incontestable and he displayed balanced temperance in everything that he did.

This is something I like to keep in mind when I’m thinking of how I want to bring something up or teach to someone else; not only the question “What would Jesus Do?” but “How would Jesus do it?” I’ve caught myself answering questions in a frustrated manner for a variety of reasons and a teacher has more reason than most when dealing with a classroom full of kids or teenagers who in many cases do not want to be there and the temperance of Jesus is a great reminder of what we should aspire to be.

Paul was another example of a great teacher. Although he was not one of the original disciples, his teaching style somewhat reflected Jesus’ in the respect that he called his followers to live as he lived and believe as he did.

Paul was struck blind by Jesus for three days and after changing his name from Saul to Paul, he was filled with the holy spirit and went out to make disciples of the world. He had great influence because of his lineage as both a Jew and a Roman.

What did Paul and Jesus have in common? They were both filled with the holy spirit and were teaching the righteous word of God. They were both also great teachers.

What I believe this says is that when we look to God for wisdom and answers his influence and his teachings will help us to become great teachers.

God is, after all, the greatest teacher and when we realize that and let him teach through us, we will not be misguided nor will we misguide. Below are some bible verses and scriptures to help encourage any teachers out there who may be having a difficult time through this period.

Bible Verses About Teachers

Titus 2:7-8

In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

Titus 2:7-8 New International Version (NIV)

Galatians 6:9

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9 New International Version (NIV)

Proverbs 16:3

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

Proverbs 16:3 New International Version (NIV)

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 15:58 New International Version (NIV)

Deuteronomy 32:2

Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.

Deuteronomy 32:2 New International Version (NIV)

Colossians 3:23

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

Colossians 3:23 New International Version (NIV)

Proverbs 31:25-26

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

Proverbs 31:25-26 New International Version (NIV)

Proverbs 22:6

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:6 New International Version (NIV)

Deuteronomy 11:18-19

18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

Deuteronomy 11:18-19 New International Version (NIV)

Luke 6:40

The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.

Luke 6:40 New International Version (NIV)

Matthew 10:24

“The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master.”

Matthew 10:24 New International Version (NIV)

Titus 2:7-8

In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

Titus 2:7-8 New International Version (NIV)

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