Say if you are a learned man, are you willing to learn more or stick to your knowledge guns assuming nobody can teach you anything.
Such a person, we state are ignorant. If we look at the definition of ignorance; the lack of knowledge or education. Or “A willful neglect or refusal to acquire knowledge which one may acquire and it is his duty to have.” It just means you think what you know is the ultimate.
If you are not willing to reason, it means you are arrogant and prideful.
Have you had leaders that was blinded by their selfish ambition like that?
They bulldoze people with “their” conviction and faith. Unless you change to their ways they are willing to sear your faith for their selfish ambition.
They want you to first please them and not God. In essense to promote themselves above God in their ignorance.
Now Apollos was not such a guy.
Let’s have a look at his story.
24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. – Acts 18:24-26
Have you ever been explained something more adequately?
You see it is good to stick to your guns when you have researched something. But are you open to learn something new?
Apollos was such a man and it led to his salvation.
That allowed him to be used for God to the best of his ability.
You can say he was on an outreach when he got taught more adequately.
Are you open to adequate teaching?
Prayer for Today:
Lord you know all things! Help me to be humble and able to learn more about you! Help me even to search for the truth and be closer to you! Amen.
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