We all love to give our perspective, offer our opinion, and counsel others how to live. That’s because we are generally confident that we have figured life out and that people are eager to hear what we have to say. In truth we are probably more interested in hearing ourselves talk more than anything else.
Others might grow by hearing us talk, but not much. They are more likely to grow if we drive them to the Word and encourage them in the process of discovery. This way truth becomes their own. Discovery can ignite an internal path of transformation, while rules, regulations, and lectures are more likely to numb the mind and chill the heart.
Let’s drive others to the Word and to the joys of discovery.
“Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” (Acts 17:11)