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Daily Verse: “When a scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise; when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.” Prov. 21:11
No one comes into the world mature. Babies must learn to walk and talk, maturing with each year that passes. Maturity depends on a child or adult’s ability to learn and grow from life experiences.
Volunteering at Wave Camp, our church’s vacation Bible school, one of my assistants recently graduated from high school. Sitting with her at the start of the second day, she shared with me her health issues, an autoimmune disease that required hospitalization and a feeding tube.
“But I’ve found my health problems draw me closer to God,” she said during our conversation. Agreeing with her; she impressed me with her learned maturity from her health struggles.
Age doesn’t equate to maturity, but the ability to learn from life’s circumstances does. Not even 18, my assistant showed more maturity than people I know in their 50s.
Scoffers receive punishment, and the simple become wise by remaining teachable and learning life’s lessons.
Lord, thank You for teaching us lessons through our life circumstances. Help us mature and grow as we remain teachable. Keep us moving forward, don’t let us become stuck in foolishness. IJNIP. Amen