And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things. (Mark 6:34)
People need to be taught. They need to be taught who God is, what redemption means and how to live in the kingdom. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6)
Compassion moved Jesus to teach. Paul was a teacher. The Holy Spirit came to teach. Jesus gave teachers to the Body of Christ. God Himself is a Teacher: “And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and [H]e will teach us of [H]is ways.” (Isa. 2:3) Jesus spent 40 days after His resurrection teaching the disciples of the Kingdom. (Acts 1:3)
Paul prayed that the church grow in knowledge: “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.” (Eph. 1:18)
Paul declared that we could be transformed by the renewing of our minds! (Rom. 12:2)
Are you being taught? Are you actively learning? Are you hungry for more? Do you pray for God to reveal His truth to you? Be teachable. Sit under anointed teaching. Read authors who believe in the Word of God and the power of truth. Don’t be destroyed for lack of knowledge!