Continuous Learners

Jesus replied, “You are the [great and well-known] teacher of Israel, and yet you do not know nor understand these things [from Scripture]?”

(John 3:10 AMP)

Teachers are continuous learners. Even Israel’s great and well-known religious teacher still had a lot more to learn from Scripture. Nicodemus didn’t understand the concept of being born from above. “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter his mother’s womb a second time and be born, can he?” he asked Jesus (John 3:4). It was then that Jesus explained the concept of being born again spiritually, but Nicodemus still seemed unsure. “How can these things be possible?” (v.9). To this Jesus replied, “You are the [great and well-known] teacher of Israel, and yet you do not know nor understand these things [from Scripture]?” (v.10).

Sounds very shocking, doesn’t it? One would expect a religious leader to know everything and have the answer to everything, but Nicodemus didn’t. But as Christians, especially those of us who are well-versed in the Bible, we’re often faced with the reality of what it is that we truly know and believe. Like Nicodemus, we find ourselves still learning, still growing, in areas in which we weren’t knowledgeable before. And that’s okay because God expects us to be continuous learners. If He is teaching you something new today, be open-minded. You might just discover something that could change your life for the better.

Never stop learning because God never stops teaching.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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