“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels” – Proverbs 1:5
There should always be a willingness to know more about the things of Christ, to grow and mature in Christ, and to be better and more effective in our work for Christ. But, what a shame it is when a person who has an opportunity to gain more wisdom, instead refuses to receive it, simply because he has respect of persons as to who he gets it from, or is too proud to receive it.
It doesn’t matter how talented or gifted we may be, we all need somebody to help us along the way. Somebody to teach us right from wrong, to show us how things should be done, or to lend a hand when we’ve fallen and can’t get up.
Wisdom from others can help us to gain more knowledge, more insight into a thing. It can help us to do better, be better, even make better decisions. But there must be a willingness to humble yourself and receive wisdom from anybody who wants to share wisdom. And that “anybody” can be somebody you least expect.
If there are people in your life who are willing to share what they know to help you, push pride and your selfish reasons aside and let them. You may not see it now, but you will look back on your life and realize, it was the hand of God working through people to share what they know to help you, guide you and encourage you.
By Gale Henderson. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.