The Lord Is Our Teacher

This is a subsidiary post of Disciples.

Related posts:

Jesus is a teaching Lord.  He doesn’t just want to tell us what to do; He wants to explain to us what we should do.  That is, He wants us to understand the things we do for Him (John 15:15).

See also The Lord Teaches Us through the Holy Spirit.

An asterisk at the beginning of the citation indicates a non-explicit reference to the Lord teaching.

Matthew 5:1, 2  –  It is natural that disciples go to their teacher in order to receive his teaching.

Mark 6:34  –  Our shepherd is a teacher.

Luke 6:40  –  We are to imitate Jesus (Become Like Jesus).  Teaching is the way He gets us to that goal.

Luke 11:1, 2  –  When Jesus was asked to teach, He didn’t hesitate.

John 6:45  –  God teaches all who are willing to listen.

John 8:31, 32  –  Being a disciple of Christ means dwelling upon – and giving proper consideration to – what He has said.

John 13:13  – “You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am.”  –  Our Lord is a teacher.

Acts 11:26  –  We should not disassociate the terms “Christian” and “disciple.”

2 Timothy 2:7  –  The impartation of understanding is the work of a teacher.

*Hebrews 12:1-14  –  Although this passage does not contain the explicit words “teach” or “teacher,” it clearly alludes to such when it speaks of exhortation, discipline, and reproof.

*Revelation 3:19  –  ‘Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline…”  –  This is Jesus speaking.


Psalm 1:2  –  The word “law” in this verse is the Hebrew word “Torah” – as in the law of Moses.  This word appears over 200 times in the Old Testament.  It means “teaching” or “instruction.”  Thus, the Lord who gave it is a teacher.

Psalm 90:12  –  “So teach us to number our days…”

Psalm 94:10, 11, 12, 13  –  “He who chastens the nations, will He not rebuke, even He who teaches man knowledge?…Blessed is the man whom You chasten, O LORD, and whom You teach out of Your law…”

Psalm 119:12  –  “Blessed are You, O LORD; teach me Your statutes.”

Psalm 119:33  –  “Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes…”

Psalm 119:64  –  “The earth is full of Your lovingkindness, O LORD; teach me Your statutes.”

Psalm 119:108  –  “O accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me Your ordinances.”

Isaiah 2:3  –  “‘…Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD…that He may teach us…'”  –  God raised up Jesus to heaven that He might teach all the nations.

Isaiah 30:20  –  “Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher.”   –  Our Teacher came down from heaven to teach us here on earth.

Micah 4:2  –  “‘…Come and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD…that He may teach us…'”  This passage is identical to Isaiah 2:3 above.