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How they taught

From the September 1981 issue of The Christian Science Journal

We are all teachers, whether we are showing a child how to play a game or demonstrating a computer's capacity to a new employee. How can we teach more effectively?

The Bible offers dozens of practical examples of good teaching. One dominant theme emerges: the teachers were taught of God. Biblical teachers obtained their inspiration, precision, and ability to communicate from God. They perceived in totally unique ways that God, not a material brain, is the source of wisdom.

Consider the record. When Pharaoh asked Joseph to explain the meaning of a dream, Joseph responded, "It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace."Gen. 41:16. As a result of his correct interpretation of the dream, Joseph was transformed from lowly prisoner to teacher of kings, all because he knew that God is the infallible teacher.