Opinion

Are you teachable?

“At dawn Jesus appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and He sat down to teach them. (John 8:1-2).”

Reading that verse made me wonder, how teachable are you? When a person is teachable, they are receptive to instruction.

As a follower of Christ we must be willing to learn and be open to instruction. This reminds me of the time Jesus was a guest at the home of Mary and Martha. Martha was upset with her sister because Mary was sitting at the feet of Jesus learning instead of helping her with the work.

How many of us are always too busy to go to Church or Bible Study or able to stop and read our Bible.

There are several passages on the importance of learning from the Lord. “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. (Psalm 32:8).” “Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord (Psalm 34:11).” “Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. (Proverbs 9:9).”

“To be a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ begins with a person believing what He says is truth. To the believer there are not two or more standards of truth. There is only one, and that one is Jesus. Discipleship of course, means still more than that it means continuing in His word. To continue in the word of the Lord involves listening to His Word. The Greek word for disciple means a learner and to learn from the Lord Jesus is to learn the truth.” (Daily Life — J. Kennedy)

As we are good stewards of our time, may we hunger daily for moments to sit at the Master’s Feet and give Him the opportunities to teach us.