Thursday, April 10, 2008

True Learning

Deut. 5:1 And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.

In a day when more people are going to school than ever before in history, it is important to learn the BEST subjects.

Jer. 10:2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

Most important of all is to learn the Word of God, as the initial verse above states rather clearly; and then to obey it, once we have learned it.

Rom. 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

Obedience to what we learn in Scripture, of course, means learning many other things from the Scriptures:
  • Learn to do well - Isa. 1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
  • Learn to maintain good works - Titus 3:14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful. Good works do not come naturally; they must be learned!!!
  • Learn to be content in whatever state you are in - Php. 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
  • Learn to lean on Him - Matt. 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
  • Learn from lessons in life, such as suffering and heartache - Heb. 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

The very first mention of learning in the Bible, however, is vitally important for all of mankind:

Deut 4:1-10 Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you. Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from among you. But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day. Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for? And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons; Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.

Friend, have you received any true learning during your walk through life??? Have you learned the TRUTH from God's Word, or has Satan blinded and deceived you during your lifetime with the wisdom of this world?????

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Blogger sattvicwarrior said...

a thought!!!! on " courtneys site." that you had a LINK to..
there is a PIC called MOMMA AND DAD,
is that you ?
just curious. nice family by the way]. it LOOKS a little like you but the hair is a differnt colour. . pics can be decieving . no big deal . just curious . :)

7:54 PM  
Blogger Jim said...


Yep, that is me... are you insinuating that I have a FEW more GRAY hairs on that head of mine??? :) :) :)

And, yes, God has blessed me with a nice family!!! Thanks for following the link and taking part in sharing the good news in our family!!!

11:23 AM  

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