“A Fishing Lesson”
2nd Timothy 2:1-2 ESV
2 You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men,[a who will be able to teach others also.
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
The truth of Jesus and His saving power is meant to be shared with others. God always meant for us to pass the message of salvation unto others.
It’s not only important that we teach them the gospel, but also give them the tools to continue to learn and grow. The greatest of those tools is of course the Bible.
We need to encourage those we teach to become incredibly familiar with the scripture so that they can spot error when it presents itself. The Bible is an infinite source of truth and we need to teach others to study it in the proper way.
Also notice the progression in 2nd Timothy 2:2. Timothy was taught by Paul and then taught other faithful men. Those faithful men in turn were to teach others also. We can do so much good by teaching even just one person about Jesus.
Not only should we teach unbelievers, but we should also teach other Christians as we study and learn new things. We should never stop learning and spreading that knowledge!
Teach a man to fish…