Why Should We Continue to Learn?

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
Proverbs 9:9‭-‬10

 

At one point or another in our life, we've all had the thought, "Haven't I learned everything there is to learn already?" For most of us, that probably happened the moment we were able to speak, as both of my children have reminded me for years with a sigh, "I know, Mom!" We have life all figured out at age 2. And again, when we start school. And again when we become a teenager, and the cycle goes on and on and on...

 

There are some adults who don't believe that they can ever be told one thing that they don't already know, especially by someone who may be younger, less formally educated, or possibly a less mature believer than themselves if we are speaking of spiritual things. I'm guilty of that, too, but am also put in my place when one of my children does something that reminds me, I still have a lot to learn, too.

As parents, we are tasked with leading and teaching our children. We can't outsource our responsibility to school and church. The role still stands, no matter our educational and church body journey. However, we must realize that just because we are set with that task, it doesn't mean we are done learning ourselves. Proverbs 9 reminds us that the wise still need instruction and the righteous still learn. We learn from our church body, our friends, our spouses, sometimes even from our children.

 

Verse 10 tells us, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight." In our journey through life, we must keep this in the forefront of our minds. Fear and reverence of God is what our wisdom should be founded in. Knowledge of him is our basis of good judgement. By understanding those as our foundation, being able to be teachable becomes much easier. If we are teachable, we also teach better. Being eager to learn can spark a learning spirit in those we are around, giving us opportunity to share Gospel truths with those we love.

 

Be teachable. Open your Bible and learn. If we fail to do this, we will never be able to pass on the wellspring of knowledge that we have been so generously given!

 

What has He been teaching you?

 

Article written by Ashley Eason.

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Donna Watkins
a year ago

Thank you