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Thursday, June 19

Posted: Thursday, June 19

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

1 Kings 20:1-21:29
Acts 12:24-13:15
Psalm 137:1-9
Proverbs 17:16

 

Verse of the day:

It is senseless to pay tuition to educate a fool, since he has no heart for learning. (Proverbs 17:16)

 

Before transferring to North Central University in Minneapolis, I did two years at MATC for my general classes. There were two reasons why I did that 1.) to save money on the general classes I’d have to take anywhere  2.) I was NOT ready to go off to school and live on my own! I was a young and reckless kid that loved to have a fun story to tell. I knew that if I went to school where I’d be on my own, I would be the fool described in this Proverbs that had no heart for learning but an exclusive heart for creative fun! 

We were designed to be teachable people. We were created with rational minds and souls. God never intended for us to stop growing and learning because we feel we’ve “arrived.” When we close off our hearts because we think we’re doing pretty well and have most things figured out we limit what God can do in our lives and in those around us. There’s always something God is wanting to teach and reveal to us both in the natural world and in our own hearts. Often times, God uses others to speak wisdom to us. As long as what others are saying correlates with the Bible, is sound judgment, and is said in love we should be open to learning and applying the truths they speak in our lives. 

Today, be conscience of having a teachable heart. Be careful not to be close minded and shut out to what God wants to teach you! Maybe you’ve been in church your whole life and feel like you’ve heard every Bible story 15 times or just aren’t sure what to do next to grow and learn in your walk with God. We’ve been given some great tools to continue our learning from the Holy Spirit, the most creative being whom we’ve been given unlimited access to, pastors, books, friends, and most importantly the Bible that will always reveal something new to us! God wants to show you his truths, are you open and willing?

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Pastor Joshua Humpa // Special Events Pastor

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