Never Stop Learning
Posted: Thursday, March 17
Verse of the day:
Three days later they finally discovered him in the Temple, sitting among the religious teachers, listening to them and asking questions. (Luke 2:46)
We live in an increasingly complex and evolving society. Currently, 10 of the most sought after jobs did not exist 35 years ago. We live in a society where no one person will ever be able to have all the answers. Thus, successful people in our society are those who never stop learning.
As we read Luke 2:41-48, we discover that Joseph and Mary lost Jesus as they returned from Jerusalem. Could you imagine their fear? They lost the Son of God! Fortunately, they found Jesus in the Temple, sitting among the religious teachers. Jesus was not arguing with His elders like a know-it-all. Instead, He behaved like a normal child, learning in humility and quietness from His teachers.
In the conversation with the Doctors of the Law, Jesus modeled for us four habits of people who are teachable.
1. Jesus sought out teachers.
2. He listened to them.
3. He asked them questions.
4. He answered their questions.
Since we’re Jesus’ disciples, we also must be teachable in every area of our lives – be they private, professional, or ministerial. No matter how smart we may be, we must never stop learning.
If you want to be successful in our increasingly complex and evolving society, you must follow Jesus’ example. Seek out teachers in your field; listen to them; ask them questions; and answer their questions.