7/14/15: Always Something to Learn
When I talk or preach about Bible study, I like to tease believers by letting them know we only have one book to study. One would think we’d all be Bible scholars in short order; however, that’s not the case. The Bible is such an amazing book that we can learn something new every time we read it.
Apollos learned this principle even before the Bible was completed. Acts tells us that he was “an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures” who “had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John” Acts 18:24-25 (NKJ). With the knowledge he possessed he “began to speak boldly in the synagogue,” but “when Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately” Acts 18:26. So even though Apollos was an amazing orator and an extremely scholarly individual, he didn’t know it all.
In much the same way we continue to learn incredible things about our wonderful spouse, we can never plumb all the depths of the Word of God. God’s Word was made flesh in Jesus Christ so as we uncover more about the Word, we are actually gaining more knowledge about Jesus. And there is always something more to learn. Let’s be expectant every time we open the Bible.
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