What is learning?
To acquire knowledge through experience or instruction. The Bible teaches us about several aspects of learning:
We learn God’s ways through affliction (Psa. 119:71-73).
Those who seek the Lord can learn righteousness (Isa. 26:9-10).
A wise man will accept the instruction of wisdom, which begins with the fear of the Lord (Prov. 1:5-7).
A Christ-follower must learn practical skills to help others (Titus 3:14).
Like Paul, we must learn to be content in all circumstances (Phil. 4:10-13).
Jesus had to “learn obedience by the things that He suffered” (Heb. 5:8).
What are Biblical objects of learning?
Deut. 18:9-14 is clear on what we should NOT be learning—the evil ways of the world. Psa. 106:35-39 is a portrait of those who disregarded Deut. 18 and willfully chose to learn the evil ways of their idolatrous neighbors. Instead, we must choose the fear of the Lord (Deut. 14:23, 17:19), something that does not come naturally but must be learned.
What are the sources of learning?
The Word of God was written for the purpose of our learning (Rom. 15:4). Let’s take it seriously! In Matt. 11:29, Jesus Himself invites us to learn of Him, Who is meek and lowly in heart.