Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Wise Also Learn

"...let the wise also hear and gain in learning, and the discerning acquire skill, to understand a proverb and a figure..."
(Proverbs 1:5-6)

Public school starts soon in Hawaii. Emily starts Intermediate School on Thursday. Ezra starts his sophomore year next Tuesday. Learning/education is in the air!

Today I began reading Proverbs. It's a book with countless "pithy" sayings. Wise sayings. Educational sayings. There's a human tendency to want to say, however, "I already know that!" and gloss over potential instruction (or is it just a "guy thing"?). But here in the very first chapter of Proverbs, the writer comments how even the WISE and DISCERNING can learn from these! (Maybe that's why they're "wise," they keep learning!)

It really is true that learning is a lifetime project. If we're open, there's SO MUCH God can teach us. Heck, that's why we read the Bible in the first place, right? To hear a word of insight, instruction & wisdom from God.

PRAYER: Keep my heart, mind & spirit always open to learning whatever I can, Lord. AMEN.

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