The acquisition of knowledge doesn’t mean you’re growing. Growing happens when what you know changes how you live.
Once you reach a particular age this becomes all the more apparent. For me, I was in my late twenties – but at least I learned it. As a preacher it is easy to speak against many things, but as a preacher is it hard to let loose of those many things? Each man must determine. How about parents? It is easy to say that a child should do the right thing, but is the parent (are the parents) living to be an example to the child. In both cases, one has knowledge; it is rightly applied? I remember many years ago, shortly after I became a Christian. I was teaching the adult Bible class (I must have been about 3-4 years old in the Lord), teaching the book of Galatians. I worked hard to understand correctly that book; I not only knew the book, but I read much in the way of reference material on its background. When I got started in that Sunday morning class, what I learned was not properly applied. I zoomed right over the heads of most – only the preacher was with me on what I was talking about. Yes, I learned the lesson well.
“The acquisition of knowledge doesn’t mean you’re growing. Growing happens when what you know changes how you live.