Teaching is a rewarding career. However, it comes with moments of self-doubt and imminent defeat. I know first-hand as I experienced several difficulties as a Theology teacher.
However, I gathered several encouraging Psalms that motivated me and took me through the toughest days.
Today, I wish to share various Psalms with teachers out there who need encouragement.
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
In this verse, David says that he will instruct his people in the way they should go and will keep a loving eye on them. This verse shows us that teachers play a pivotal role in directing others and that they do so with love.
“He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children.”
This verse talks about how God decreed statutes, established laws for the Israelites, and commanded the ancestors to teach their children.
“I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.”
In this verse, the Psalmist declares how he has more insight than his teachers because he follows the Lord’s statutes.
“If your sons keep my covenant and the statutes I teach them, then their sons will sit on your throne for ever and ever.”
The Psalmist, in this verse, talks about an oath God swore to David that if his sons kept the covenant and kept the statutes taught to them, they would sit on the throne.
“Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.”
In this verse, the Psalmist talks about how the Lord has taught him since he was young and declares his deeds in the present day.
“Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.”
The Psalmist pleads with the Lord not to forsake him when his old and gray until he declares the Lord’s power to the next generation.
This scripture indicates that teachers are not limited to any age bracket. Even in old age, they are obliged to teach the younger generations.
According to some scholars, a verse like Psalm 37:31 can encourage a teacher.
In this verse, the Psalmist says that the righteous person’s mouth utters wisdom and that their tongues declare what is just. He also says that the law of the Lord is within their hearts, and their feet do not slip.
Teachers are wise people in society. This verse encourages them that other than their wisdom, they are righteous and just.
It also assures them that God’s law is their hearts and their feet are too steadfast to slip.
Many Christians suggest Psalms 37:23-24 as an encouraging scripture to teachers. These verses say that the Lord strengthens the steps of those who delight in Him.
The Psalmist says that even if he stumbles, he will not fall. These verses serve as a reminder to teachers that should they feel like they are stumbling in their duty of teaching others, they should not despair, as God will keep them from falling and failing.
Theologians recommend that these Psalms are suitable for teachers and may not necessarily fit any other context or scenario.
However, some Christians believe that you can pray a general verse of encouragement, such as Psalms 37:23-24 that does not directly reference teachers.
As a Christian, I have always been passionate about sharing God’s word with young people. This inspired me to pursue a Certificate in Christian Education, an Undergraduate degree in Religious Studies, and a Graduate degree in Theology. My knowledge in school and experience from dealing with the youth made me an expert at discussing Christian-related topics. I feel privileged working as the Coordinator of the Christian Youth Ministry at Christian Faith Guide. You can read more about me on the about us page.