Day 20 - Humility in Education

WHAT’S GOD’S HEART FOR EDUCATION?

2 Samuel 12:1-15: “Nathan said to him, ‘There were two men in one city, one rich, one poor’…So David’s anger was greatly aroused against the [rich] man…Then Nathan said to David, ‘You are the man!’”

Philippians 2:5-8: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus…”

Have you ever found yourself engrossed in a story someone was telling only to soon find out the story had deeper implications for yourself than you knew! Scripture has a few stories of its own for us in this regard. One is when the prophet Nathan was sent by God to convict David of his adultery. Instead of just saying it, Nathan tells David a story of injustice about which David quickly becomes angry. David pronounces judgment against the unsavory man in the story prompting Nathan to respond, “You are the man!” David promptly humbled himself.

Paul does a similar thing by referencing the story of Christ’s mindset in life and then calls his readers to have the same mindset in themselves. By drawing his readers into agreement about the humble and sacrificial mindset of Jesus, Paul can call his readers to have a similar mindset which does not think of selfish desires, personal gain or self-driven pleasures, but rather considers the needs of others. Jesus’ life is like a storehouse of truth from which Paul draws upon to call believers to humble themselves and live a life worthy of God.

In the same way, may the stories of our children be used by God to educate and humble our educators. We read on Day 18 that everyone has a story, even children. May our educators hear those stories, humble themselves, and respond with compassion to students.

REFLECTION:

  1. Pray for the humility of our educators as they engage the varying personal stories of students.

  2. In what ways can you help educators know and understand the stories of your children?

  3. In what ways does humility play a part in the classroom in the schools of your city?

Ivory Harris Skyway (Seattle), WA.

PLEASE SHARE WHAT GOD IS REVEALING TO YOU BELOW! REMEMBER TO SAY WHAT CITY YOU ARE FROM!

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