What does the Bible say about learning?
Learning is a blessing from the Lord. Are you growing in your knowledge of God and His Word? The wisdom from the Bible prepares, cautions, encourages, comforts, guides, and supports us in our time of need.
Below we will learn more about learning and how we can gain wisdom on our daily walk with Christ.
Christian quotes about learning
“Is life not full of opportunities for learning love? Every man and woman every day has a thousand of them. The world is not a playground; it is a schoolroom. Life is not a holiday, but an education. And the one eternal lesson for us all is how better we can love.” Henry Drummond
“The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The willingness to learn is a choice.”
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”
“The best learning I had came from teaching.” Corrie Ten Boom
“When people fail, we are inclined to find fault with them, but if you look more closely, you will find that God had some particular truth for them to learn, which the trouble they are in is to teach them.” G.V. Wigram
“The expert in anything was once a beginner.”
“Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.”
“Leadership always has to be learning.” Jack Hyles
“An humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than a deep search after learning.” Thomas a Kempis
“To memorize Scripture effectively, you must have a plan. The plan should include a selection of well-chosen verses, a practical system for learning those verses, a systematic means of reviewing them to keep them fresh in your memory, and simple rules for continuing Scripture memory on your own.” Jerry Bridges
Learning from your mistakes
In this life we will make many mistakes. Sometimes our mistakes will lead to tears, pain, and consequences. I wish time machines were real, but they’re not. You can’t go back in time, but what you can do is learn from your past mistakes. Mistakes make us stronger because they are a learning experience. If you don’t learn your lesson your situation is going to occur again. Pray to the Lord that you learn from your mistakes and failures so that they are not a recurring theme in your life.
1. Proverbs 26:11-12 “Like a dog that returns to its vomit Is a fool who repeats his folly. Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”
2. 2 Peter 2:22 “But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.”
3. Philippians 3:13 “Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead.”
4. Proverbs 10:23 “Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.”
5. Revelation 3:19 “Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.”
Bible verses about learning from others
Pay attention when your parents, siblings, family members, and friends are sharing their past faults. I’ve learned that these are great opportunities to learn. I love talking to older people because of their wisdom. They have been there, and they have done that. Learn from people. Doing so will save you in the future.
Most people who’ve made mistakes don’t want you to make the same mistakes, so they pour out wisdom to help you to learn. Also, learn from those in the Bible so you don’t commit the same sins.
Make sure that pride never overtakes you. Never say to yourself, “I would never fall into that sin.” We could easily fall into the same sin if we are not cautious and become prideful in our thinking. “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
6. Proverbs 21:11 “When someone who is conceited gets his punishment, even an unthinking person learns a lesson. One who is wise will learn from what he is taught.”
7. Proverbs 12:15 “The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.”
8. 1 Corinthians 10:11 “Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.”
9. Ezekiel 18:14-17 “But suppose this son has a son who sees all the sins his father commits, and though he sees them, he does not do such things: 15 “He does not eat at the mountain shrines or look to the idols of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor’s wife. 16 He does not oppress anyone or require a pledge for a loan. He does not commit robbery but gives his food to the hungry and provides clothing for the naked. 17 He withholds his hand from mistreating the poor and takes no interest or profit from them. He keeps my laws and follows my decrees. He will not die for his father’s sin; he will surely live.”
10. Proverbs 18:15 “The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.”
Learning and growing Scriptures
As you age you should be progressing in life. You should be growing and maturing. Your relationship with Christ should be deepening as well. As you spend time with Christ and get to know more of who He is, then your intimacy with Him will increase. You will then begin to experience Him more throughout your week.
11. Luke 2:40 “The Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.”
12. 1 Corinthians 13:11 “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.”
13. 2 Peter 3:18 “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”
14. 1 Peter 2:2-3 “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.”
Learning God’s Word
Don’t neglect His Word. God wants to speak to you through His Word. When you are not in the Bible day and night you are missing out on what God is trying to tell you. God is constantly teaching His children, but we are oblivious to how He speaks to us through His Word because we are not getting in the Word. When we do get in the Word we should expect God to teach and speak to us.
Tom Hendrikse said. “Spend time in the mind of God and your mind will become like the mind of God.” These are some powerful truths. Don’t become spiritually lazy. Be diligent in the Word. Get to know the living God! Joyfully look for Christ in every page! Regularly reading the Bible is how we grow in obedience and remain on the path that God desires of us.
15. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
16. Proverbs 4:2 “I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.”
17. Proverbs 3:1 “My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart.”
18. Psalm 119:153 “Look upon my affliction and rescue me, for I have not forgotten Your law.”
19. Proverbs 4:5 “Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn from them.”
20. Joshua 1:8 “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”
21. Proverbs 2:6-8 “For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.”
Pray for wisdom
God always gives wisdom. Don’t neglect what God can do through prayer. There has never been a time when I needed wisdom for something and God didn’t give it to me. God is faithful to give us wisdom in our time of need. Many of the storms in my life ended when God answered prayers for wisdom.
22. James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”
23. James 3:17 “But the wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere.”
24. Psalm 51:6 “Surely You desire truth in the inmost being; You teach me wisdom in the inmost place.”
25. 1 Kings 3:5-10 “That night the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream, and God said, “What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!” 6 Solomon replied, “You showed great and faithful love to your servant my father, David, because he was honest and true and faithful to you. And you have continued to show this great and faithful love to him today by giving him a son to sit on his throne. 7 “Now, O Lord my God, you have made me king instead of my father, David, but I am like a little child who doesn’t know his way around. 8 And here I am in the midst of your own chosen people, a nation so great and numerous they cannot be counted! 9 Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great people of yours?” 10 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for wisdom.”
Romans 15:4 “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.”