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Never Stop Being a Student


Do you feel like you’ve arrived? Do you tend to think that you’ve learned what you need to learn and now know what you need to know? Or do you want to understand things more deeply and more fully? Do you have a humble, open, and seeking heart?

There was a time in the early years of our faith when we couldn’t seem to get enough. We experienced an insatiable hunger for truth. We lived with the humbling realization that there was so much we didn’t know. We loved to study the Word of God. We loved listening to peers and mentors who were further along. We were students.

But something happened along the way. Maybe we got distracted by the world and began to live more like tourists than students. Perhaps we got discouraged and felt our study wasn’t helping. Or perhaps a feeling of arrival dulled that hunger.

Whatever your story, I suggest you never stop being a student. There are two reasons. The first is the depth of God’s wisdom. It has no boundary. It has no bottom. It has no ceiling. If for millions of years you sat for 24 hours a day at His feet to listen, you would scratch only the surface of His wisdom.

Here’s the second reason…danger lurks out in the world. Falsehood echoes more loudly and repeatedly than the sounds of wisdom. Every day a thousand voices speak into your life, and the majority of those voices have not gained their insight from the wisdom garden of the Lord.

You see, we live in the middle of a raging wisdom war and it’s so easy to be taken captive. It’s so easy to have divine wisdom corrupted by human wisdom. It’s so easy to breathe in the polluted air of a culture that no longer believes that God exists, let alone that He is wise.

I’ll say it again; never stop being a student. Morning after morning,  resolve  to  partake  of His wisdom, bow your head and humbly pray, “Lord, please teach me your way.”




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