Growth – understanding through teaching

Growth – understanding through teaching

If so be that you have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: (Ephesians 4:21)

Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. (Colossians 2:7)

Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which you have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. (2 Thessalonians 2:15)

Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. (Titus 1:9)

Through wisdom is a house built; and by understanding it is established: (Proverbs 24:3)

Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. (Matthew 7:24-25)

You are a spiritual house in progressive growth. The Word of God is the Wisdom of God which builds you. It is Wisdom that builds the spiritual house of your life. Wisdom is hearing the Word of God and doing it. Hearing and not doing is not wisdom. It is mere knowledge. Knowledge does not change your life until you apply it.

Solomon encouraged us to get wisdom and ensure that we also get understanding. Understanding is for establishment. Establishment refers to stability and long lasting foundations. This refers to the permanence of the benefits of the word in your life.

Understanding comes into your life through the teaching of the Word of God. It is important that you make yourself a lifelong student of the Word of God. Once understanding has come, it makes you a believer who can withstand the storms of life. Circumstances may rise up but you will remain strong because of the deep roots of teaching established in your life.