Our current series of devotions was written by Gustav Krös from INcontext International.
16 July 2018
WEEK 7: Remain Teachable (Part 2)
“Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.” (Romans 12:16, NKJV)
The New International Version translates the last part of Romans 12:16 as “Do not be conceited” while the New Living Translation says, “And don’t think you know it all!”
An important key to remaining teachable and not falling into the trap of being wise in our own opinion or thinking we know it all is found in the first part of verse 16. The NKJV says we should “associate with the humble”, and the other two translations refer to “people of low position” and “ordinary people”.
In order to protect our hearts and minds from becoming “all-knowing”, we should remember that all of us come from different walks of life and learn different lessons at different times in our lives. Your position in society, or the length of your walk with the Lord, shouldn’t influence who you are willing to learn from. The Lord can use the poor to teach the rich, and He can also impart a word of wisdom to the spiritually young in order to teach the spiritually mature.
If we confess that we will never be able to know everything, and we pursue spiritual growth and knowing more of the Lord, our teachability (and rate of growth for that matter) will be determined by our willingness to learn from anybody the Lord uses to teach us.
WEEK 4: Give Thanks
WEEK 5: God’s Will and Timing
WEEK 6: Remain Teachable (Part 1)