let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance— for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.

– Proverbs 1:5-6 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

One of the traits that Solomon valued was the gaining of knowledge and wisdom. This proverb reminds us to never stop being students of the Scripture and the world around us. To the degree that we don’t allow others to instruct us, we place a lid over our own progress. As we prepare for the New Year, may we recommit ourselves to becoming students again. To lose our “expert” opinions puts us back on the trail of adding to our knowledge. The wise know that they need this. How about you and I?

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