Monday, September 1, 2014

Proverbs 23:12

Prov. 23:12 Commit yourself to instruction; attune your ears to hear words of knowledge.

It takes a commitment to learn new things.  It takes humilty to recognize that you need to learn more things.  It takes humily to accept the fact that you are not as knowledgable as you would like others to think you are and that you must depend on others to help you learn.

It takes a commitment to invest the time and energy needed to learn.  We must study and commit to memory things that we discover.  We retain best what we learn when we ask the Lord to imbed what we discover into our hearts and minds. 

We learn best when we see the value of what we are learning.  As children of God, we must hold in high regard God’s Word.  We must see it as eternal truth applicable to life.  We must understand that it is God speaking to us truths we must have for holy living.  We must not let anything keep us away from the Word.  We must shut out all other attractions and focus on hearing God speak.  We must come before God expecting to learn new things and expecting God to rehash things we should have learned, but didn’t.

Good learning requires good listening.  It doesn’t happen easily in a world that is so noisy and preoccupied with self.  We have to be willing to make sacrifices in order to get quiet enough before the Lord to hear Him speak.  We also may have to readjust our schedules so that we have the time to wait on the Lord.  We also need to strive to avoid being so tired that we can’t focus on Him.

Learning is a lifetime process.  We will never get to the point where we don’t need to learn more.  We need to hear God speak everyday.  Keep your soul tuned into the Lord and you will hear Him speak.  Sit quietly at the Master’s feet and He will teach you what you need to know in order to live a holy life, a life pleasing to Him.

The Lord wants to teach you something new today.  Are you listening?

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