I wonder if God feels like my old maths teacher at times
Reference: “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Psalm 133:1 NIV
Explore: In High School I had a math teacher who was so brilliant, but such a terrible teacher. As a young teenager I still had a great deal to learn within the mathematical world, and yet it all seemed too simple and basic for our maths teacher to explain. I guess for him it was like teaching someone how to breathe. It just came so intuitively to him, he struggled to explain it to others. We knew these mathematical concepts that he loved so much were important to learn, but we struggled to know how to make them work.
Application: I wonder if God feels like my old maths teacher at times. He knows and understands the importance of love, peace and unity, but as humans we struggle so much to know how to make them work. God is so patient. He would know how essential these things are and yet He doesn’t punish us for getting it wrong. In His Word we continue to hear encouragement around how we should continue to work towards these things. Psalm 133 explains it is good and pleasant when people live in unity. These important words are quite small, but so challenging to attain. Let us not give up but continue to go to our faithful, patient teacher who desires so much for us to live the best life we can.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your word and Your teachings. May we continue to strive to live in Your ways, no matter how challenging that path may be. Amen.
Amongst the people you know, who can teach you the most about unity?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.