Word For Today: Monday, December 5 Continue In The Things Which You Have Learned




Monday, December 5

Continue In The Things Which You Have Learned

Topic: Gentleness Is Having A Learner’s Attitude

Fruit Of The Spirit Series

14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them,

2 Timothy 3:14 (NKJV)

And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

2 Timothy 2:2 (NKJV)

12 Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise rebuker to an obedient ear.

Proverbs 25:12 (NKJV)

Bible Reading Plan

1 Corinthians 15-16

Bible Versions:

2 Timothy 3:14 (NLT) — 14 But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you.

2 Timothy 2:2 (NTV) — You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.

Proverbs 25:12 (MSG) —The right word at the right time is like a custom-made piece of jewelry, And a wise friend’s timely reprimand is like a gold ring slipped on your finger.

Devotional Thoughts:

The Bible calls each and every one of us this morning to have an attitude of learning. It’s necessary to understand that our development as believers depends on how open and available we are to learn. There is so much we should learn in our spiritual life, but this will only take place if we take on a posture of learning. The Apostle Paul saw this to be so essential that he instructed his son in the faith Timothy to always maintain a teachable spirit. Paul knew that this would be key if Timothy were to continue to be equipped and enabled in the ministry.

What about us this morning, are we willing to learn? Do we have the desire to hear, learn, and apply what we have been taught? This principle will determine how far we will advance in our spiritual growth. God always surrounds us with people that can help us in our spiritual equipping, and if necessary, bring correction to our lives. As proverbs 1:5 says, “A wise man will hear and increase learning, And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel”. But it will all depend on how serious we are about receiving and being teachable. On occasions we miss out on great lessons of learning in life by the simple fact that we are not open to receive from others. There are people that could have receive good advice, but they do not put it into action, because of the lack of having a teachable spirit.

Let us pray this morning that we may never limit our spiritual equipping, because we aren’t teachable. There’s much more to learn in life and ministry! Let’s learn to listen to our Pastors and Leaders that God has placed in our lives. Ask yourself this morning, am I really teachable? Am I open to correction? Don’t forget that if we aren’t teachable we can take a defensive attitude and we will lose another opportunity to learn. Remember Ecclesiastes 12:11, “The words of the wise are like goads, and the words of scholars are like well-driven nails, given by one Shepherd”. Let us determine ourselves to maintain a submissive and teachable spirit. Then we will be able to grow in our spiritual walk with the Lord.

Foundational Scriptures:

Titus 1:5 (NKJV) — For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you—

2 Timothy 1:13 (NKJV) — 13 Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 6:12 (NKJV) — 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

2 Corinthians 2:14 (NKJV) — 14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

Proverbs 1:5 (NKJV) — A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel,

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