Once a child learns one plus one equals two, the door to solving mathematic equations begins to open. Gradually more numerals are added and more complex problems are understood and solved. Once a child learns their ABCs they begin to put the letters together to form words which opens the door to reading and writing longer words, reading bigger books, and gaining more knowledge through their life time. Even when it comes to the Scriptures, at an early age one might learn about God’s great love from John 3:16, but from there the door of understanding opens wide to how that love was demonstrated, the greatest need it fulfilled, and how all that God has provided has been with our utmost best in mind. However, for any of this to be rejected and the mind closed to, learning ceases and even what was once learned will begin to diminish.

As Jesus began to teach in parables, He told His disciples. . .

““(23) ““(23) If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” (24) And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you. (25) For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.” (Mark 4:23-25 ESV)

The more knowledge of God’s Word we gain, the more clarity comes to other parts of the Scriptures, and the growth continues to increase. As we begin to understand things in a more spiritual way, more discernment to understand further develops. (i.e. 1 Corinthians 2:14) The basics remain foundational and important, but the breadth of knowledge expand seven further. May we continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus (2 Peter 3:18) that even more understanding may be ours! Our open ears and heart keep that door open for the filling of our life to equip us for living life in the fullest of ways!



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