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Teachable - Fridays dose - September 2nd 2011

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Fridays dose - September 2nd 2011


Teachable


"When Priscilla and Aquila heard him [Apollos], they invited him to
their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately" - (Acts 18:26, NIV). 


Seeing is not always believing. Old beliefs as well as old habits die
hard. For centuries people believed Aristotle's opinion that the
heavier an object, the faster it would fall to earth.


I am not an engineer but according to a report I read, in 1589
Galileo challenged Aristotle's teaching. He invited learned
professors to the base of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Galileo went to
the top of the tower and at exactly the same moment pushed off a ten-pound and a one-pound weight.


Both landed at the same instant, but the professors still wouldn't
believe what they saw. They insisted Aristotle was right.


To move ahead in life and to grow—intellectually, emotionally and
spiritually—it is important that we examine all our beliefs, test
them, hold to the true and discard the false. Admittedly, this is
much easier said than done but done it must be if we are to keep
learning and growing. Unless we are open to and willing to change, we get stuck in our ways and cease to grow.


We don't read much about Apollos in the Bible but he was a
contemporary of the Apostle Paul. He was a very gifted and educated man "with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures." But he only knew
about John the Baptist's baptism. So when Priscilla and Aquila heard
him speak, they explained the gospel message to him more completely.


The end result was that Apollos was willing to listen, was teachable,
made the necessary changes in his beliefs and as a result became
a "great help" to the church (v. 27).


Prayer: "Our Heavenly Father God, please confront me with every issue in my life I need to be aware of, help me to be teachable, and give me the courage to make necessary changes in my life where needed. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus loving Name I Pray, Amen."


Have a Blessed, Joyful Friday and God Bless you all.
Courtesy Daily Dose Team

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