Teaching Scripture is a blessed activity. It was in Jehoshaphat’s day, and still is in ours. “In the third year of his reign he sent his officials Ben Hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah to teach in the cities of Judah” 2 Chr 17.7 NET.
All saints can and should teach. God’s knowledge is available and within reach of all. “But I myself am fully convinced about you, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able to instruct one another” Rom 15.14 NET.
The art of expression requires a careful choice of words, a sense of their relationship, and a ruthlessness to cut unnecessary matter.
Context is meaning. Without it, meaning is lost. Teaching must provide context so that people can see for themselves the true meaning of a text. Otherwise, the teacher becomes the authority, rather than Scripture.
The Bible is so powerful it serves many purposes. “Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled” Rom 15.4 NLT.