Proverbs 1:5. A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,
Proverbs 2:2-7. Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding; For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding; If you seek her as silver. And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will discern the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
Wisdom is the main thing. Wisdom is knowing what to do, and what to say in any and every situation God sovereignly puts you in. One of my Dad’s frequent statements was “just because you get old, doesn’t mean you get smart, there are a lot of old fools”. The older I get the more true I realize my Dad’s proverb is. One of my life mission statements is to be a lifelong learner, and one of my yearly goals in pursuing being a lifelong learner is to “learn something I never knew before”. One year I learned bee keeping. I bought all the stuff and had a couple of hives for two years and then gave it all to my grandson. Another year I learned how to make soap. I learned all about aqua ponics and built a system complete with Tilapia. This year I am learning taxidermy.
Lifelong learners do new things. Lifelong learners go to new places. Lifelong learners read a lot. Lifelong learners are always looking for wise people to talk to and ask good questions of and take good notes.
I am a teacher. I teach the Bible, and how to know God. A law of God in regards to those who would dare take on the challenge of teaching the Word of God is that the student will become like the teacher. If I am a learner those I teach will be as well.