Wednesday, January 18, 2006
A TEACHABLE SPIRIT
Therefore get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you
Another way to say the word planted in you, is to be teachable.
Today we’re going to look at the different degrees of teachability in God’s word.
In Acts 18 Paul meets Aquila and Pricilla in Corinth and stayed and worked with them because they were of the same trade. They then sailed together to Syria, when they reached Ephesus, he left them there. Appollos arrived in Ephesus and began teaching about Jesus. Aquila and Pricilla instructed him more accurately about the Way of the Lord.
This is an example of teachability. Paul had passed his knowledge on to Aquila and Pricilla they in turn passed the knowledge on to Appollos. He took everything he learned and went on to be a great teacher to many others.
Sometimes we believe something all our lives and find out something new about it, or that it was wrong to begin with. Sometimes in our stubbornness we refuse to listen to God.
In Numbers 22 we see that God can use anything and anyone as an instrument of instruction. He used Balaam's donkey to teach .
In 2 Peter 2:15-16 it says…Balaam, the son of Bosor , who loved payment for wrongdoing, but he received a rebuke for his own crime: a mute beast spoke with a human voice and restrained the prophets madness.
I will give you an example of His teaching me a very important lesson. When my husband died, I felt as though my world was ending. I had lost 1/2 of me. I depended on my husband for so much, that I didn't know how I would go on. My lesson was that I should not put my life in the hands of any human being, I should place it in the hands of God, who is always there and will never leave me. It was a lesson well learned.
Sometimes we don’t mind God’s teaching, but dislike they way he chooses to teach us.
We should be willing to learn, regardless of who our teacher is.
Tomorrow we will take a look at learning through our circumstances.
‘ON YA’ – ma