• “There may be love, understanding love, all around us, and yet we may be needing some word of life in our own soul, something that would do what only the Divine can do. “Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.” – Amy Carmichael

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.

Share to Google Plus

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

  • ”Labor to glorify God upon the earth, and soon your little crosses shall be turned into a great, an immortal crown in heaven.” – Anne Dutton

Copyrighted works are the property of the copyright holders. All works are shown free of charge for educational purposes only in accordance with fair use guidelines. If we have inadvertently included a copyrighted work that the copyright holder does not wish to be displayed, we will remove it within 48 hours upon notification by the owner or the owner’s legal representative.

Verse of the Day

[Meditate on These Things] Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. — Philippians 4:8 (NKJV)

Recent Comments

Return to Homepage