The Learning Curve

by Barry Newton
As I grew up, occasionally my mother would quote a proverb along these lines:
> “When those who insist on learning from the school of experience finally graduate, they’re too old to do anything.”
“Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving. … Otherwise, they might … understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.” Isaiah 6:9,10
“In that day the remnant of Israel, the survivors of the house of Jacob, will no longer rely on him (Assyria) who struck them down, but will truly rely upon the LORD.” Isaiah 10:20
Like God’s people in millennia past, God’s word has come to us as well. When we hear God’s messages about how we ought to trust in him and live as disciples, how do we respond? Are we quick learners or do we insist upon going through the school of experience?

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