If you have read much of what I have written, you know that I only clam to be a student. However, a student, that is a true student, is always learning and I have learned that I am indeed a teacher.
(Mat 13:52 NIV) He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”
You see, I am a teacher of the law. That is not to say that I am a teacher of God, even though the Law comes from God and is the underlying principal that defines Him. That is if God could be defined.
All of the Law comes from two rules.
The first is, (Deu 6:5 NIV) “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” The command to love God is repeated 14 times in the NIV and often followed with “walk in His ways”.
(Mark 12:31 NIV) The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
The first rule is how we should treat our Father and if you think about it, the second rule is how He treats us. If we obey the second rule, we are walking in His ways.
As Christians the first thought that we have is that, because sin is so wrong, we should stop others from committing it. However, if you think about it, God is not stopping anyone from sinning. So, if we attempt to stop sin are we walking in His ways?
Jesus was the perfect representation of our Father and the only sin that he stopped was turning God’s temple into a business. There is no place, in God’s temple, for money. It always corrupts.
So yes, I am a teacher of the Law. If everyone could, or would, obey the Law there would be peace on this earth, as it is in Heaven.
Our duty is to obey God’s law from our heart and pray that others might come to the same understanding. We cannot make someone understand this. It must come from within them. If we try to make others refrain from sin they will only hate us and because they hate us they will sin even more.
That is not to say that we should refrain from attempting to explain that sin is wrong.