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The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘Wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it.’ Proverbs 8:11 NLT

To keep learning and growing, you must recognise these:

1) Successful people view learning differently than unsuccessful people.

Joshua learned from Moses. Timothy learned from Paul. Who have you chosen to learn from? American author Sydney J. Harris wrote: ‘A winner knows how much he still has to learn, even when he is considered an expert by others. A loser wants to be considered an expert by others before he has learned enough to know how little he knows.’ It’s all a matter of attitude. It’s truly remarkable how much a person has to learn before he or she realises how little they know.

2) Nothing is interesting if you’re not interested.

In Quality Is Free, American author Philip B. Crosby writes: ‘There is a theory of human behaviour that says people subconsciously retard their own intellectual growth. They come to rely on clichés and habits. Once they reach the age of … personal comfort with the world, they stop learning, and their mind runs idle for the rest of their days. They may progress organisationally, they may be ambitious and eager, and they may even work night and day. But they learn no more.’ The Bible says, ‘… Jesus increased in wisdom and stature …’ (Luke 2:52 KJV). He didn’t just grow physically; He grew spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. It’s a tragedy when you let yourself get into a rut and never climb out; you miss out on the best that God has to offer. By contrast, teachable people are completely engaged in life. They are enthusiastic about things. They’re interested in discovering, discussing, applying, and increasing. So, never stop learning and growing!

SoulFood: Exo 20:12 Jer 35:1-19 Pro 1:8 John 19:25-26

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024

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