Come, Look Through This Telescope
He gave . . . teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God. (Ephesians 4:11–13)
When you look heavenward on a clear night, you can see glory. But look through a strong telescope, and your mouth may drop.
That’s what sitting under a gifted teacher can be like. God gave teachers to the church so that saints like us will see more glory than we would have on our own. He appoints them to study the cosmos of the Scriptures, look deeper into the galaxies of God’s revelation, see more glory than the rest of us fellow heirs would perceive with the naked eye of our own soul, and then labor to help us see it too.
God gives some teachers extraordinary…