Welcome to Life Gym.
We are all here as students, building mental, spiritual. emotional, and physical muscle.
We are also here as coaches and teachers.
As teachers and coaches, we will rejoice to see our proteges pass us by and leave us in the dust.
It strikes me as true that any great teacher would love for it to be the testimony of a student that ...
"I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation." - Psalm 119:99 (ESV).
May misplaced ego never get in the way of me sharing the wonders of Truth and letting Truth work in the hearts of my students to take them farther and deeper than I could ever go.
Speaking in a specific context, Paul lands on a very general and abiding principle:
"Now concerning .... [the subject at hand] ... we know that 'all of us possess knowledge.' This 'knowledge' puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, he is known by God." - 1 Corinthians 8:1-3 (ESV)
Puffed up or Built up?
As we commit ourselves to building up others, we will find ourselves built up in the ways that truly matter.