Learning Requires and Develops Humility

It is good for a young man to be under discipline, for it causes him to sit apart in silence beneath the Lord’s demands, to lie face downward in the dust; then at last there is hope for him. (Lamentations 3:27-29, tlb)

To “be under discipline” means to willingly and humbly come before God to learn what he wants to teach us.

This involves several important factors:

(1) silent reflection on what God wants,

(2) repentant humility,

(3) self-control in the face of adversity, and

(4) confident patience, depending on the divine Teacher to bring about loving lessons in our life.

God has several long-term and short-term lessons for you right now. Are you doing your homework?

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