Christians should be committed to life-long education as full-time students of Jesus (2 Timothy 2:15).
Unfortunately, things get in our way:
Thinking we already have all the answers.
Thinking we can integrate cultural philosophies with Scripture.
Thinking we’re fine as we are.
These hindrances lead down dangerous paths of self-righteousness, sin, weakness, and false teachings.
I’ve studied Scripture for over 40 years and have a master’s degree from seminary, but I still need regular time in God’s Word to convict me of compromise and warn me of false teaching. I need to daily confess my sins, pray for myself and others, and listen to God’s guidance. I need to see difficulties as opportunities to apply my faith. And I need regular fellowship with other believers.
I need to be a full-time, life-long student of Jesus. So do you!