An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Educational Secret

(Pro 4:4 KJV) He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

How do we learn?  I don’t mean “retain” (hold fast NASB) (8551) long enough to pass a test.  I am wondering how you learn something so that it does some good.  I have learned and memorized a lot of different types of information and skills over the years and many of them I don’t have a clue to at this point.  There was a popular style of guitar picking, I think it was called the Travis Pick, that I had down pat.  I could do it in my sleep.  Now I can’t even remember the basic rhythm.  I stopped using it and it left me.

Solomon is telling us that if we want to benefit from his wisdom we need to learn it and then apply it and keep applying it.  I know how to remove, wash and replace the sheets on my bed.  I do it all the time.  I can’t remember how I used to get those tight corners required in the army.

So?  God presents us with what we need to know.  It is up to us to apply it.  It is a case of use it or lose it. 


Gorges Smythe said...

You can probably find a YouTube on how to do those sheets! - lol

Pumice said...

I will ignore that suggestion.

Grace and peace