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  • Michael Harmon: Take instruction

  • Our job is to learn all that we can
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  • Our world in which we live is the school of learning. Graduation day is the day we depart from this life to the afterlife.
    In the meantime, our job is to learn all that we can. Therefore, we must endeavor to learn to take instruction.
    The Bible has much instruction contained in it. Consider these:
    The Wisdom of Solomon teachers the principle that wisdom is better than gold in Proverbs 8:10, “Take my instruction, and not silver, and knowledge rather choicest gold.” You can spend the gold and silver, but instruction will help you accumulate more.
    Instruction keeps a person. Many people refuse to heed instruction that keeps them going down the right path. Again, Proverbs 13:18, “Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline, but he who regards reproof will be honored.”
    Instruction is the wellspring of life. “Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, but the discipline of fools is folly.” (Proverbs 16:22).
    The man of understanding is not that of conceit, but the result of well-grounded experience, which is the fountain of life that he draws from.
    Benjamin Franklin once said, “They that will not be counseled cannot be helped.”
    Get advice. Get good advice - and take it!
    Michael Harmon is the minister of the Augusta Church of Christ. michael@augcoc.kscoxmail.com

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