The Humble are Lifelong Learners

Proverbs 12:15 A wise man is he who listens to counsel.

Back when Patty and I only had one child, and were still farming, we drove 2 hours every week one way for three months to get counseling on how to raise godly children. The counsel that we received lasted just 15 minutes at each session, but it was very profound, wise, incredibly practical, and when the 15 minutes were up each week we knew exactly what to do with what we had heard.

We went to numerous seminars on raising children that lasted several hours each evening and lasted from 2 days to as long as a week. We read dozens of books on the topic of raising godly kids, and we visited informally with parents who seemed to be doing an excellent job with their kids.

We did all of that because we both wanted to raise terrific kids who would love the Lord with all of their hearts, and we both felt very inadequate for the job of raising a child that belonged to God with the results of our parenting lasting for eternity.

Seeking wise counsel and advice from others on how to have a good marriage, how to raise champions for God, how to manage our money, how to grow in our faith, how to succeed at our business, how to study the Bible, and dozens of other life skills is very Biblical and one that God honors. God is opposed to the proud (one who thinks he already knows how to do it) but gives the humble grace.

There are too many critical skills needed in life to try and learn them by trial and error. There is too much at stake to allow our pride to keep us from learning from others. We go to school to learn how to read and do math, where we learn from others, but we are sort of forced into that role, but we ought to be lifelong learners and seekers of wisdom. There are wise people all around us if we look for them, but our pride keeps us in the fool category.

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  1. Julie Hansen

    Good advice Dee🙋‍♀️ We should have sought more advice as a young couple on both marriage and parenting. Tim and I are going to see a marriage counselor today. Please shoot us a prayer if we come to mind. God bless you, Pastor🌿

    On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 8:26 PM Pastor Dee’s Blog wrote:

    > deefduke posted: ” Proverbs 12:15 A wise man is he who listens to counsel. > Back when Patty and I only had one child, and were still farming, we drove > 2 hours every week one way for three months to get counseling on how to > raise godly children. The counsel that we rece” >

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