When The Student Is Ready

Once upon a time there was a village in which a certain young man lived, who aspired to be a cabinet maker.

The young man sought out the village cabinet maker who was very proficient at his trade.

The young man asked the older man if he would show him how to build cabinets. The accomplished craftsman jumped at the chance and said yes, he’d be glad to do that.

He told the young man that he could work for him with commensurate wages for 2 or 3 years and by then he would be well on his way to his goal.

But the young man recoiled at this idea and said, “Oh no, I don’t want to do that, I just want you to show me how to make cabinets.” To which the cabinet maker said, “I can’t help you.”

So, the young man went away sad because his goal seemed to be squashed, and the craftsman was also disappointed because he would like to have shared his knowledge and skills with the young man.

This scenario is frequently played out in a spiritual sense when people new to the faith are seeking answers.

The thing to remember is that there are no short answers in this life. We must work out our salvation with fear and trembling which takes time, humility and effort.

In the books of the Kings of Israel, we read that Elisha pursued his mentor, Elijah who then helped him make the divine connection.

Today we are promised apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers to point us to Yahushua our Heavenly mentor and mediator. Admittedly, good mentors / teachers are hard to find today, but YHVH says He does nothing without revealing His secret unto His servants the prophets.

If the prophets who have not bowed their knee to Baal are one in a million, then that means there are 7,000 of them in the world today.

Someone once said, “When the student is ready the teacher appears.”