What? You think you know everything? I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news but no one knows everything. Oh, there is one, Hashem. He's omniscient. But no one else is. Even Yeshua (Jesus) isn't. He doesn't know the hour or day he will come again.
I used to think I knew more than I did or do. Then I realized there were people who knew more about a topic than I. I began to enjoy listening to them. Learning how to do something better, about a topic I was interested in. I became teachable.
Most of us probably think we are teachable. We think we know even when we have not been trained or have any experience. It's pride that makes us unteachable. Pride is the basis for all sin but that I will write about in another blog. Humility brings about a teachable spirit.
James 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
In what way will he lift you up? Look at Joseph, Jacob's son. He was prideful and his brothers sold him into slavery. He became humble and learned and was lifted into a position of power enabling him to save his family during a famine.
Will you save the world by being humbly teachable? Most likely not, but you will be better liked and your witness will be stronger. You will be more effective in what you do.
Do you take instruction well? Are you willing to learn a different way of doing something? Do you seek to find out more about anything?
Again a verse from James... 3:13
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
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Sophie Dawson is my pen name. The real me is the wife of a farmer in western Illinois.
I have two grown sons, one of which is married to a wonderful young woman. They gave us the most wonderful granddaughter ever in November of 2010. I'm not the least bit prejudice. :)