Word for You

Friday 18th October

‘Knowledge will fill you with joy.’ Proverbs 2:10 NLT

Keep learning

It’s really important that we never stop learning. We might leave school and university settings behind, but whatever age we are, we should still be open to learning. It’s important to learn more about God, more about ourselves, and more about others. We should be learning from the mistakes we make. We should be learning how to use the gifts and skills God has given us. Learning helps us to be prepared for whatever God wants to do next through us. The Bible tells us that God is always working, and that He brings about new things (take a look at John 5:17 and Isaiah 43:18-19). We need to make sure we’re open to what He wants to teach us so that we’re ready to step out into the things He has for us in the future. But learning goes beyond acquiring knowledge. We need to have wisdom. Wisdom helps us put our knowledge into practice. It helps us make godly decisions. The Bible says: ‘Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver…Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy’ (Proverbs 2:2-10 NLT). We can learn from a wide variety of sources, but the best source is God. James writes: ‘If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you’ (James 1:5 NIV). Let’s make sure we’re asking God for wisdom, putting our knowledge into practice, and continually learning.

What Now?

Pick a topic you’re interested in but don’t know much about. Take 30 minutes to research that topic and see how much you can learn.