Willing To Learn

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Now a Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the Scriptures. This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, being acquainted only with the baptism of John; and he began to speak out boldly in the synagogue. But when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. Acts 18:24-26

Ever meet a “know it all”? This is the kind of person who thinks they have mastered everything and they are unwilling to hear another view or more information. Apollos was just the opposite and he was used by God to encourage believers and refute the Jews who would not accept Jesus as Messiah. He was both eloquent and well-trained in the scriptures (the Old Testament). What was his secret? He was willing to learn. Its fascinating how God can use just about anyone, even a child to teach us deeper truth, keener insight, or increase our knowledge.

How willing am I to listen and consider what others have to say? Do people feel free around me to bring correction?

Jesus, You are the Master teacher. Thank you that your instruction has as its goal – love. May I learn from those around me today more of Your way, Your will, and Your character. I am willing to learn.

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