8351 teachableness

8351 teachableness

A quality in those who desire to learn, present in the disciples of Jesus Christ and seen in Christ’s relationship to his Father. Unwillingness to receive the truth leads to spiritual darkness.

The importance of teachableness

For spiritual growth Heb 12:5-12 See also Heb 5:11-14

For a life of obedience Php 4:9 See also Jas 1:25; Rev 3:3

For discerning God’s guidance Pr 3:5-6 See also Ps 25:4-5; Ro 12:2

The requirements for teachableness

Eagerness to learn Pr 18:15; Isa 50:4-5 See also 2Ch 26:3-5; Ps 27:11; Ps 43:3; Ps 86:11; Ps 119:9-11; Ps 139:23-24; Ps 143:8-10

Willingness to learn From God: Ex 15:26; Dt 5:27 From God’s representatives: Ex 20:18-19; Dt 18:15; Dt 31:12; Ne 8:3,9 From godly parents: Ps 34:11; Pr 4:10-13,20-21; Pr 8:32-33; Pr 13:1; Pr 23:22-23 From the wise: Pr 1:5; Pr 19:20; Pr 22:17; Pr 25:12 From Jesus Christ: Mt 12:42 pp Lk 11:31; Mt 17:5 pp Mk 9:7 pp Lk 9:35; Jn 10:27 From the Holy Spirit: Lk 12:11-12; Rev 2:7

Readiness to ask for help Ac 8:30-31 See also Mk 4:10; Mk 9:11,28; Mk 10:10; Mk 13:4; Lk 3:12; Lk 11:1

Readiness to pray for wisdom Jas 1:5 See also 2Ch 20:12; Ps 143:8-10

Readiness to pray for spiritual insight Eph 1:17-19 See also Eph 3:16-19; Col 1:9

Humility 1Co 3:18-20 See also Job 6:24; Pr 11:2; Mt 11:29; Mt 18:3-4; 1Co 8:1-2; Jas 1:21

Living by truth already known Jn 8:31-32 See also 2Pe 1:5-8

Jesus Christ was willing to be taught by the Father

Jn 15:15 See also Jn 5:30; Jn 8:26-28

Hindrances to teachableness

The activity of the devil 2Co 4:4 See also 2Ti 2:25-26

Not having the Holy Spirit 1Co 2:14

Unwillingness to be taught Isa 48:17-18 See also Ps 32:9; Ps 81:11-12; Mt 13:14-15 pp Mk 4:12 pp Lk 8:10; Isa 6:9-10; Lk 11:52 The “key to knowledge” is the fulfilment of the OT Scriptures in Jesus Christ; Lk 16:31; Lk 19:41-44; Jas 1:22-24

Reliance on the wisdom of the world 1Co 1:19-20 See also Isa 29:14; Ro 1:21-23; 2Co 10:4-5

Being afraid to ask questions Mk 9:32 pp Lk 9:45

See also

4120Satan
5133blindness
5302education
6178hardness of heart
6604acceptance, human
7793teachers
7797teaching
8313nurture
8330receptiveness
8361wisdom

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