“After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.”
I have never seen a man become successful without learning. I have never heard such a thing before. Have you?
The more you know, the more you realize you don’t know.Aristotle
I’ve read from somewhere how someone describes the relationship between experience and confidence using the metaphor of an expanding circle. Your knowledge is represented by the inside of the circle, and everything you don’t yet know is outside. As you learn more, you push the circle outward, increasing its area. But you also increase the circumference of the circle, thus increasing your contact with things you don’t yet know.
Doing this helps keep your ego in check. It helps keep your curiosity and willingness to learn alive. And it helps you develop and maintain respect for others who have taken the time to learn more about a topic which you’ve only scratched the surface.
Let’s break down the first paragraph.
Jesus, who many people believed to be the son of God, had a passion for learning. The Bible recorded in Luke 2:46 that He was seen in the temple court, listening to teachers and asking them questions.
Why did Jesus had to listen to the teachers?
Isn’t learning, growing, and developing in knowledge and wisdom a central element to being human?
If Jesus didn’t have to learn, then why did Jesus have to wait until He was 30 to begin His ministry?
Growth is essential to humans, but how can one achieve growth? Isn’t it by learning?
Let’s take a look at the end products of what Jesus learnt.
“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.”
Interesting. Isn’t it?
What is this telling you?
I know you’re already seeing the significance of learning. I don’t need to tell you a man is dead without learning. There’s no way you can grow in wisdom when your willingness to learning is dead. No way.
Let me take you to the other part of it.
Luke 2:52 tells us how Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man. This is a justification that Jesus implemented all that He learnt. If He had not done that, there’s no way He could grow in wisdom, stature, and in favour with God and man.
Now, let me take it down.
Someone who thinks he’s belittling himself just by learning from those ahead of him is reading this. Someone who thinks he can get access to deeper knowledge without paying to someone who put them out for some monetary value is reading this. Someone who thinks he can become successful in business and life without mastering the skills and habit involved is reading this. Someone who thinks he has arrived just because he has money is reading this, this particular one doesn’t know he’s so poor that all he has is money. Someone who thinks he’s too broke and he won’t find every possible means to learn is reading this.
Let me tell this someone “You are dead.”
Let me be a nice fellow by stopping here. But I’ll leave you with this for this part, “After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.”
For this part, let me leave you with this, “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.”
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