Bible Verses for Teachers

Teachers are some of the most underappreciated people in our society. They work hard every day to educate our children and help them grow into successful adults. However, teaching can be a difficult job, especially when things get tough.

Based upon my experience teaching children in Vacation Bible School, I can imagine how difficult it can be to show love and kindness each day to children with very little teacher appreciation.

That’s why we compiled this list of Bible verses for teachers. These scriptures will give you the strength and confidence you need to succeed in your career!

The Bible has a great deal to say about education. From the moment of creation, God had a tough job teaching people the distinctions between good and evil, and from there Adam spreads his message (with the help of God) to his descendants, and so on.

The Bible is full of teacher-student interactions, both in formal and informal settings. In the New Testament, we see Jesus teaching in the synagogue and on the mountainside. He also had disciples who went out and taught others about Him after he ascended to heaven.

As teachers, we are called to follow in Jesus’ footsteps by teaching people about God’s love for them. We are also called to teach people how to live according to God’s Word. This can be a difficult task, but it is one that is worth undertaking. With God’s help, we can succeed!

As the world’s population grows, we observe more instances where people are influenced by more than their parents and start looking to alternative teachers for instruction. This was best exemplified by Jesus.

He was well-versed in the Bible, possessing a wise and just solution for every question. One of Jesus’ finest exhibits was his confrontation with the Pharisees, when they tried to humiliate or expose him as a fraud. His responses were unassailable, and he demonstrated equanimity in all that he did.

We can learn a lot from Jesus about how to be successful teachers. First and foremost, we need to know our stuff! We need to be well-versed in the Bible and be able to answer tough questions with confidence. Additionally, we need to be patient and keep our cool when things get heated.

This is something I think about when considering how I want to bring up or teach someone else; not just “What would Jesus Do?” but also “How would Jesus do it?” I’ve fallen into the trap of answering inquiries in a frustrated tone for a variety of reasons, and teachers have more authority than most when it comes to dealing with a classroom full of kids or teenagers who don’t want to be there and need guidance.

Another great mentor was Paul. Although he was not one of the original disciples, his approach to teaching was similar to that of Jesus in that he urged his followers to follow in his footsteps and trust in what he believed.

Paul was blind for three days after being struck by Jesus, and he subsequently changed his name from Saul to Paul. He had a tremendous following since he was both a Jew and a Roman. He was an excellent teacher because he was able to appeal to both groups of people.

As teachers, we can learn from Paul’s example by being open-minded and understanding that not everyone comes from the same background or belief system. We need to be willing to adapt our teaching methods in order to reach as many people as possible.

Lastly, I want to mention Timothy, who was one of Paul’s disciples. He is an excellent example of a young teacher who was successful because he followed in the footsteps of his mentors.

Timothy was only a teenager when he met Paul, but he quickly became one of his most trusted disciples. He accompanied Paul on many of his missionary journeys and helped him spread the gospel throughout the Roman Empire.

What were Paul and Jesus alike in regard to? They had the holy spirit and preached the true message of God. They were both exceptional instructors as well.

This suggests that when we look to God for wisdom and guidance, his influence and teachings will assist us in becoming great teachers.

God, after all, is the greatest teacher, and when we comprehend that and allow him to teach through us, we will not be misled or misguide others. Below are some Bible verses and quotations for teachers who are having a tough time now.

Bible Verses About Teaching

Titus 2:7-8

7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness 8 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)

Bible Verses for Teachers

“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”

Luke 2:52 (ESV)

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,”

Galatians 5:22 (ESV)

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.”

Romans 12:2 (ESV)

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes.”

Romans 1:16 (ESV)

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

Romans 8:28

“I can do all things through him who gives me strength.”

Philippians 4:13

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6

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