Proverbs 23:12 - Lifelong Learning.
Proverbs 23:12 (NLT) Commit yourself to
instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge.
Your journey of lifelong learning starts
with a choice. Its a choice only you can make.
Its an incredibly important decision thatll
impact your entire life.
The Bible says, Commit yourself to
instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge
(Proverbs 23:12 NLT).
I made this commitment to keep learning
when I was 15 years old. I began saying that I
would learn as much as I could. For many years I
read at least a book a day. Books open the door
to every subject imaginable!
Your education doesnt stop when you
graduate. Ive actually heard people say, Im
glad Ive finished my education so now I can
start my career. Tell that one to God, and
hell laugh. God has so much more he wants to
teach you. Your education should never end.
Learning isnt just a stage of life. It
is your life! God wants you to learn something
new every day. So dont stop - ever.
Start working on learning a new skill
this year. God wants you to grow. You should be
and can be different and better a year from now
than you are today.
Its in your best interest to do so.
Lifelong learning will make you a better leader, a
better parent, a better spouse, and a better
friend. Itll make you more effective in your job.
It brings both success and profit.
The Bible says, If the ax is dull and
its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed,
but skill will bring success (Ecclesiastes
If youve got an ax with a dull blade
and youre chopping wood, itll take a lot
more energy to do the job. If your ax is sharp
(which represents skill in this verse), then it
doesnt take as much effort.
The Bible is saying to work smarter, not
necessarily harder. Youre never wasting time when
youre sharpening your ax. [Daily Devotional by
Rick Warren: https://pastorrick.com/devotional/]
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
Seeking God Made Real:
Prayer Made Real:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
DeRose, MD, MPH:
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDIES
Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies:
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies:
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
Hope Awakens by John Bradshaw of IIW:
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: