Book: Proverbs 18
“Intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open for knowledge.”
There is a lifetime worth of knowledge for each one of us to learn. Wise people do not assume they have learned all they can especially about the King and His Kingdom. They are eager and ready to discover more of God’s truth.
Paul says something similar when he writes in 1 Corinthians 8:2-3, “Anyone who claims to know all the answers doesn’t really know very much. But the person who loves God is the one whom God recognizes.” There is a direct tie between learning and loving God. He created so much for us to learn about and see His handy work in. He wants us to discover more and more of His truth.
As an adult, a danger is to get too comfortable with life, job, and hobbies and not have a keen interest in stretching oneself further to learn. We can never say, “I am too old to learn”. I am amazed at some seniors who take up new hobbies and interests in their seventies and eighteens and I think, “I want to be like them when I am their age.” One of them learned to paint beautiful pictures while another one went and passed her life insurance exam so that she could help people leave a legacy to Christian organizations. In the past when I have sat down and had tea with them I have been amazed at all of their ideas that they’re thinking about.
Years ago I spent a few hours with my great grandfather who was in his nineties at the time. We discussed current world affairs, commerce (he had been a bank manager) and other topics. He was not only very current on these subjects but he was also reading about them. Even though I was just a teenager at the time, he was interested to hear what my thoughts were on the various subjects.
Consider your last month. What have you been learning? How would someone else know that you are eager to learn? What would you like to learn and what next step will you take today to make it happen?