Sunday, Feb 3 - Not many should become teachers

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The plans of the diligent surely lead to success.—Prov. 21:5.

Choose a specific goal and then take practical steps to reach your goal. How can this be accomplished? Suppose you wanted to improve your ability to teach. You could carefully study the brochure Apply Yourself to Reading and Teaching. When you are assigned a part on the midweek meeting, you could ask a qualified brother to listen to your presentation beforehand and provide suggestions for improvement. Earn a reputation not just for being skilled but also for being diligent and dependable. (2 Cor. 8:22) What if the skill you want to develop involves something that you are not naturally good at? Do not give up! Did Timothy become a notable speaker or an outstanding teacher? The Bible does not say. But no doubt Timothy became progressively more effective in carrying out his responsibilities as he followed Paul’s advice.—2 Tim. 3:10. w22.04 24-25 ¶8-11
I have diligently applied myself to reading and trying to improve my speaking ability. And I have enjoyed a margin of success in getting my message across. Perhaps I may see more success in the future when the things I have been talking about for years erupt on the world's stage. Maybe one of my videos will go viral among the JW community. That would pose a serious problem for the Watchtower. They would not be able to handle the flood of inquiries.

Paul said something noteworthy about public speaking though. The Greeks were known for their oratory prowess. Apparently, the superfine apostles in the Corinthian congregation were mesmerizing public speakers, which is why they denigrated Paul as being a contemptible speaker. But Paul had a bit of a revelation for them: "For the Kingdom of God is a matter not of speech but of power." - 1 Cor. 4:20

James also had some important advice for brothers aspiring to be teachers in the congregation: "Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive heavier judgment. For we all stumble many times." - James 3:1,2

How will elders receive a heavier judgment? I mentioned a few days ago that an elder came to my door to encourage me to get reinstated. I explained to him my situation. And then I left him with a question to ponder. I asked him what he would tell the congregation where he serves as a teacher when WW3 erupts. Every JW teacher has been unknowingly teaching lies. It is part of the job requirement. Every elder is obligated to read from the script. Either teach the 1914 delusion or you are not allowed to teach. So, it will be a heavy burden for many to bear knowing that they played a part in promoting and enforcing the operation of Satan which will ultimately cause many to stumble.

 
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SusanB

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Habakkuk set the right example. He waited and looked for Jehovah to provide not only clear instructions but reproof as well. He wanted to be corrected and no doubt because he wasn’t trying to please himself but he wanted to please Jehovah and benefit his brothers and sisters. Jehovah rewarded him with clear instructions.

Habakkuk 2:1-2: “At my guardpost I will keep standing, And I will station myself on the rampart. I will keep watch to see what he will speak by means of me And what I will reply when I am reproved. Jehovah then answered me: “Write down the vision, and inscribe it clearly on tablets, So that the one reading aloud from it may do so easily.”
 

SollaSollew

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Perhaps I may see more success in the future when the things I have been talking about for years erupt on the world's stage. Maybe one of my videos will go viral among the JW community.
It depends what you gauge your success on, the number of YouTube views, the GB making sense of your message and responding, the majority of JWs seeing through the satanic delusion.

You have laid a solid foundation mate and when the the time of testing comes it will remain unlike the WT.

"According to the undeserved kindness+ of God that was given to me, as a wise director of works I laid a foundation,+ but someone else is building on it. But let each one keep watching how he is building on it.+ 11 For no man can lay any other foundation+ than what is laid, which is Jesus Christ.+ 12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood materials, hay, stubble, 13 each one’s work will become manifest, for the day will show it up, because it will be revealed by means of fire;+ and the fire itself will prove what sort of work each one’s is. 14 If anyone’s work that he has built on it remains,+ he will receive a reward;+ 15 if anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved;+ yet, if so, [it will be] as through fire."
 
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