Friday, May 20, 2005

Bible Verses for Teachers

For those of you writing thank-you notes to teachers, here are a few passages from Scripture that might encourage those who teach (at least they've encouraged me over the years). Feel free to use these in cards or notes as you pray for or encourage your teachers!

Psalm 1:2-3 (NIV)
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.

Psalm 37:31 (NIV)
The law of his God is in his heart;
his feet do not slip.

Jeremiah 17:8 (NIV)
He will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit."

Matthew 25:21 (NIV)
"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'

1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)
Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, [23] gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Ephesians 1:16 (NIV)
I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

Ephesians 3:16-19 (NIV)
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, [17] so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, [18] may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, [19] and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

1 Thessalonians 1:2 (NIV)
We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers.

1 Thessalonians 5:24 (NIV)
The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.

2 Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV)
We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing.

1 Timothy 4:11 (NIV)
Command and teach these things.

2 Timothy 2:2 (NIV)
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.

1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.

3 John 1:3 (NIV)
It gave me great joy to have some brothers come and tell about your faithfulness to the truth and how you continue to walk in the truth.

Whatever you end up saying (or writing), you can be certain your teachers will appreciate your affirmation, perhaps in ways you can't even begin to imagine. Thanks for taking the time to offer a pat on the back and a humble "thank you" to those who teach!

Blessings to you,


Anonymous said...

Thank you for these. Have a nice day.

yhen said...

like this one... tnx...

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for these. I needed to say thanks to my son's teacher who has been such a blessing.

JK said...

just the verse I needed, an answer to my prayer (and google)... Thanks!

Jo said...

thankyou so much!
I've been looking for a bible verse for my fav teacher, who is leaving at christmas =(
These were realy helpful and pointed me in the right direction to finding something he would apreciate. Thanks!

Kate said...

Thank you so much for these. I am part of leadership at the christian club at my high school, and for valentine's day I am going to have everyone in our club write thank you notes to their pastors, teachers, leaders, and counselers at church. These helped me so much and I was blessed by them, just as I know that many teachers, leaders, and pastors will be blessed by them this weekend. Thank you so much for these!

MosesL said...

THANKS! This is just what I was looking (and asking the Lord) for! :P

Anonymous said...

Thank you - these are perfect, just what I was looking for :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you just what I was looking for! very helpful!
blessings :0)

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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, Ms. Joan. What a blessing to have you post these. They were just what I was looking for for my teacher. I have found two that I shall write her. Thank you again. I appreciate it very much.

Anonymous said...

Joan -
I am writing my admissions essay to try to get into a Christian university, and I want to be a teacher. I was looking for some verses that would help me out, not only in the writing of my essay, but in my choice of majoring in education. These helped me very much, and I thank you.
God bless!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Ms. Joan for sharing God's word with us on this site. I am able to now share a few of these bible verses in thank you cards to the teachers at our church for Christmas. It keeps God's love alive.

Anonymous said...

thank you po! the Lord bless you more!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the verses! I needed this to present to the Lord my desire from my heart to teach, I need to pass the Praxis II Elementary Education Content Knowledge Exam. This is my third time taking this exam! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting these wonderful verses! I found two that will use to bless others with.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for finding these wonderful Bible verses. I am going to write thank you cards for my teen school teachers at my church. I have been looking for Bible verses for some time and have finally found some that I can use. Thank you and God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for these verses, been looking for an encouraging message for our Sunday School teacher leaving to get married!

Anonymous said...

it was very helpful