Keep Growing

“The famous author and inventor, Arthur C. Clark once wrote:

“For every man education should be a process which continues all his life. We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 and half the things he knows at 40 hadn’t been discovered when he was 20?”

In the secular world ideas change rapidly and to continue to learn is important to ‘keep up’ in the world today. However, we have to continue our spiritual learning; which is also a lifelong process. The difference is that with our spiritual life, what we learned yesterday and what we learn today will still be applicable in our lives tomorrow. God’s Word and his promises never change and they will never go out of style or become obsolete.

 Proverbs teach us about Christian learning:

Proverb 5-6 “My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands with you, turning your ear to wisdom, and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as silver and search for it as hidden treasure then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom and from his mouth comes come knowledge and understanding.”

Proverb 9:9 “Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.”

(All the proverbs in chapter 2, 3 and 4 deal with wisdom but, obviously, too long to repeat here.)