Romans 15:4 (TNIV) “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.”
A teachable spirit; it is necessary if a person wants to learn anything at all. A person has to be willing to listen intently and not just hear what is being told to them. There is a big difference between listening and hearing. You can listen to someone all day long and not hear a thing they are saying. The Bible was written to teach us. It is meant to encourage us and build up our faith and trust in God. If we have a teachable spirit we will glean many nuggets of truth from it’s pages. If you believe it to be God’s Word for man, then that which lies between the covers is sacred and holy; worthy of being read and adhered to.
We are not in some crazy game. We are at war with an enemy who already knows the fate that awaits him. His lone desire is to drag as many down with him as possible. We are making it easy for him. We are not paying attention. We are doing as we please and not allowing ourselves to be taught. If we weren’t at war, why would God have wasted space on his pages to speak of spiritual armor in Ephesians 6? We must learn our lessons well and be prepared to stand our ground when the enemy comes prowling.
1 Peter 5:8 (TNIV) “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
We have nothing to fear for we are the children of God. We do however need to be attentive to our surroundings and allow ourselves to be taught by our Lord and Savior. The knowledge is there for the taking.
WALK WITH THE KING TODAY AND BE A BLESSING!!