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A Teachable Spirit by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 07/14/11

“Bye, Mom. I’m going over to Betsy’s.”

“My fourteen-year-old is so smart. She’s so smart she’s failing school! But that might be because she won’t pay attention to her teachers because she thinks she’s smarter than them.”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: The first step to learning is admitting that we don’t know everything.

“Oh yeah—she’s got it all figured out.”

Nancy: Do you know that we can have that kind of attitude to the Word of God? Psalm 25 explains the kind of mindset that lets us learn from God. It says, “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way” (v. 9).

What kind of person does the Lord teach? People who realize how much they need to learn.

Here’s an exercise. Make a list of the subjects you don’t know anything about. Then think about the infinite wisdom of God, who knows everything. That kind of thinking will change the way you approach God’s Word.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, By His name YAH, And rejoice before Him. A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation. — Psalm 68:4-5 (NKJV)

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