Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Good morning! Hope you are having a great week!

Do you ever feel embarrassed/intimidated when you are around someone who seems to know a lot about the Bible?

Do you ever shy away from asking questions fearing that you will ask something "dumb"?

As I read Matthew 13:36-43 when Jesus explains the parable of the weeds to His disciples, I thought about the times that I could answer those questions with, yes.

Vs. 36 Then He left the crowds and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field."

Now, as Jesus told this parable to the crowds, the disciples could have been tempted to pretend like they understood and not ask Jesus to explain. Their pride and fear of looking "dumb" could have taken over as they learned from the Messiah. But this was not the case. Because they wanted to learn - because they wanted to gain wisdom and knowledge, they asked.

We should learn from this example. Don't pretend like you understand when you don't. Ask, ask, ask and learn, learn, learn. There is nothing to be ashamed of when your desire is to gain wisdom and knowledge of God.

Be a lifelong learner!

Living fearlessly in Christ

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