“And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spoke and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly” – Acts 18:24-26
Husband and wife Aquila and Priscilla were tent makers in Ephesus. They were at the synagogue where Apollos, a devout man who was well instructed in the scriptures was preaching and heard his message.
They observed that there was something missing in his sermon - Apollos did not have a full knowledge of the things concerning Christ. While they took notice of this, they did not publicly approach him about it. Instead, they waited until he came out of the synagogue, took him to their home and privately talked with him there.
Apollos may have been well instructed in the scriptures, and blessed with the gift of eloquence, yet he humbly submitted himself under the teaching of this couple, that he may be better equipped for the work of the ministry. He could have refused the knowledge they were willing to share with him thinking he knew more about the things of Christ better than any man, but he was willing to be taught all there was to know concerning Christ.
We all need somebody to help us. In fact, we need each other. If there are people in your life who are willing to share what they know to help you, push pride aside and let them. Be humbled enough to receive wisdom from anybody who wants to share it.
What they are willing to share may be just the thing you need to get you from here to there, or to make you better qualified for your work.
By Gale Henderson. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.