Ecclesiastes 4:13, “ Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.”
A sister said to her brother, “Do you know how to keep an idiot in suspense? No how, asked her brother? I’ll tell you tomorrow.”
An ornery man was giving a cashier a difficult time as she tried to checkout his purchases. “What kind of a dope do you think I am?” he snapped. “I don’t know," she replied, “How many kinds are there?”
There is no greater fool than he that refuses to be taught. Wise Solomon said that a child who has a desire to learn has far greater potential than one who has risen to the deceiving position of the un-teachable. Some, because of age, perceive they have learned all they need to know and refuse to be taught. Others, because of some prominent position, become obstinate to truth that may be received from sources outside their own sphere of knowledge. Some consider their experiences in life to be unique and like none other and become inconsiderate of others.
We must never forget we are fallible creatures and that God alone is infallible. We will never arrive at omniscience, even throughout all eternity. Ephesians 2:7 says, That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
We must be teachable today or foolishly squander today and tomorrow. Regardless how brilliant a mind might be, it must receive knowledge and information and then be able to process it to make wise application in life. It matters not how big the computer. It must have data put into it to be affective or else, it has no greater use than the smallest computer chip.
An excellent prayer for each of us to pray every day is Psalm 27:11, “Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path…”
Yes, dear Lord Jesus, this is my prayer today, in your name I ask, amen.
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