(Proverbs 9:9 KJV) Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
Will you go to church expecting to hear from the Lord this Sunday? We all know that some preachers seem to have missed their calling. Do I hear an “Amen?”
But remember that the ultimate teacher is the Holy Spirit. He is the one who prepares our hearts and opens out minds. Take that thought with you this Sunday and try it on for size. One thing I notice about the kids at school, they cannot find answers in a book because they refuse to admit to themselves that it is there and they have the ability to find it.
I know that is true in my life. I have trouble finding light bulbs when I need them. I go and look where they have been and they aren’t there. I go ask my wife and she tells me there are where they have always been. I am skeptical but take her at her word and go look again. This time I look harder, just to prove her wrong. Guess what. They are right there under a folded clothe. If I had not had my eye on her I would swear she ran ahead of me and put them there after I looked.
God has wisdom waiting for you. It may be that the Holy Spirit will need to stir your mind at something the preacher says and you will have to take a tangent in your Bible while he continues to drone on. It may be that something will come to your mind and you will need to look it up during the announcements. It may be that the terrible praise chorus they are singing reminds you of one of the great truths your learned in one of the dinosaur hymns.
So go expecting and looking. God has many ways to pass on wisdom and understanding. No harvest is gathered without some sweat.