Hebrews 12 says that God disciplines us, and that discipline apparently must occur in our circumstances and life situations. From these, we must draw conclusions as we compare what God’s Word says.
Providence means that God moves, behind the scenes, as it were, to care for us, and not infrequently saints are able to identify God’s hand. From witnessing his work in our lives, we learn much.
We learn much, also, by our experiences, so it is not inaccurate to say that God teaches us through them. (Obviously, the teachings of the gospel are all contained in Scripture.)
Neal Pollard wrote,
Today, I’ve been married longer than I have ever been. I’ve been a father longer than I have ever been. The same is true for me as a Christian, a preacher, and every other relationship I am in. My experience in all of these has never been greater than it is right now. Yet, as I examine things, I realize just how much I do not know.
Neal isn’t answering the question we’re asking, but his post brings a pretty good perspective on it.
So here’s the question for you, please share in the comments below: What has God been teaching you in your life experiences?