Manual 29. 1 & 2. Jesus: “As for the rest … This manual is not intended to answer all questions that both teacher and pupil may raise. In fact, it covers only a few of the more obvious ones, then only in terms of a brief summary of some of the major concepts in the text and workbook. It is not a substitute for thorough study of either, but merely a supplement.
While it is called a ‘manual for teachers,’ it must be remembered that only time divides teacher and pupil, so that the difference is temporary by definition. In some cases, it may be helpful for the pupil to read the manual first. Others might do better to begin with the workbook. Still others may need to start at the more abstract level of the text.
So which is for whom? Who would profit more from prayers alone? Who needs but a smile from you, being as yet unready for more? No one should attempt to answer even these questions alone! Surely no teacher of God has come this far without realizing that.
The curriculum is highly individualized, and all aspects are under the Holy Spirit’s particular care and guidance. Ask and He will answer. The responsibility is His, and He alone is fit to assume it. To do so is His function. To refer the questions to Him is yours!
Would you want to be responsible for decisions about which you understand so little? Be glad you have a Teacher Who cannot make a mistake. His answers are always right. Would you say that of yours?”