Daily Reflections

A Teachable Spirit

August 10, 2020 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. —Psalm 25:9

The first step to learning is admitting we don’t know everything. That attitude helps us with subjects at school, with marriage and parenting, and also with God’s Word.

God says He will instruct those whose hearts are humble—those who have a teachable spirit, who know how little they know and how much they need to learn. He also teaches those who fear Him—those who reverence and stand in awe of Him.

I’ve been an avid reader and student since I was a little girl. I always loved school and made good grades. There are some topics on which I have read a great deal over the years. But when I come into God’s presence and hold His Word in my hand, I feel so very ignorant, insignificant, and needy of His instruction. Further, I feel an incredible sense of awe that He would stoop to reveal the secrets of His heart to me. Surely such riches are worth whatever time, discipline, and sacrifice are necessary to mine them from His treasure-store.

Make it Personal

How does thinking about the infinite wisdom of God, who knows everything, change the way you approach spending time in His Word?