One thing that Matthew 11:29 tells us is that if you will learn, you must have this attitude - you must be meek and lowly in heart because pride is an enemy of learning. If you are proud, you will never learn anything anywhere. It takes a combination of meekness and lowliness of heart to learn. Jesus said “I am meek and lowly in heart”, if you are not meek and lowly in the heart like Jesus our Lord, you will never be able to learn from Him and follow Him.
What is meekness? Meekness is that attitude of mind that accepts the dealings of God as for your own good. “I don’t understand it all but God loves me, it is for my good”. When Joseph understood that it was the will of God for him to go to Egypt, he embraced it. “It is for my good, he said”. That was why he could sing as a servant and later as a prisoner. The bible says, “if you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land”. It is possible to be obedient without being willing. Those are the Christians that suffer.
The Bible says Jesus learnt obedience by the things that he endured. God doesn’t want you to just obey; because you can obey like a robot or a rebel. Why don’t you enjoy while you are obeying? You are still going to do it. There is no reward for any obedience without willingness, there is no blessing there. God says “take my yoke upon you, bend your neck to my yoke, become willing and learn of me. I am meek and lowly.” Pride and a rebellious attitude will not help you to learn, they will only reduce you in life.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, help me to learn correctly as you bring me across fathers and tutors in life and destiny. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Ezekiel 33:1-34:31, Hebrews 13:1-25, Psalm 115:1-18, Proverbs 27:21-22