Learning ongoing at Jacksonville Presbyterian ChurchIn the book of Acts, we read about a man named Apollos. In chapter 18, we read that he was from Alexandria, a great intellectual center in those days. The passages also say that he was, “an eloquent man, well-versed in the scriptures. He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord; and he spoke with burning enthusiasm and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus… But… when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the Way of God to him more accurately.”

It is beautiful to me that as educated as Apollos was, he was not too proud to learn from two tentmakers Pricilla and Aquila. Apollos goes on to work with the apostle Paul and becomes a very influential leader in the early church.

This reminds me of the need for humility. Wise and faithful Christians should always be ready to learn, knowing that the mystery of our faith is never exhausted. I am left wondering who I might learn from next.

Let us pray: Gracious God, we thank you that you love us exactly as we are, right now. But we also thank you that you love us too much to let us stay this way. Give us open spirits to hear your voice. Continue to stretch us. Surround us with people who will help us learn and grow. Every step of the way, give us eyes to see the need around us. As we have been blessed, so may we be a blessing. We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.