Desire to Learn

Are you willing to learn? Will you study to be better educated? Do you ask questions to become more proficient? Have you ever changed professions? Do you desire to live a better life? Will you seek to know life’s instructions?

We all go to school for a number of years. The amount of schooling we complete largely depends on the profession we choose. Yet, nearly every profession requires us to continue learning if we expect to be more proficient.

Some professions require college degrees. Those of us who pursue those professions go to school another four, six, or eight years. Even if our profession does not require a college degree, it is very likely we must go through additional training at various times. Some training may be online classes, while other is more hands on.

If we expect to continue to learn to be proficient in our chosen profession, shouldn’t we also expect to continue to learn to increase our knowledge of God? What is more important? Our profession? God? Eternal life? What do your actions reveal?

Unless we are professional theologians, we cannot spend hours upon hours each day studying the Bible. However, if we have ever chosen to change professions, we know it requires a lot of study, while not working, to be educated and qualified for the new profession.

Being a Christian is not a profession but a lifestyle. It is a choice to live a better life than we would otherwise. It is choosing to live as God would have us live. But we cannot live as he would have us live if we do not know his instruction. To know God’s instruction, we must study his Word, even if only a few minutes per day.

I pray we all choose to know more about God. I pray we decide to spend time studying God’s Word. I pray each one of us will decide to attend Bible studies to learn how God desires us to live. Decide to learn God’s Word. Spend time studying his Word. Choose to participate in Bible studies. Ask God to give you the discipline to study.

Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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