Nick Grande
Proverbs 1:5 “A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels”

For as long as I can remember I have always enjoyed learning. A phrase and principle that has always stuck with me is “the more you know, the more valuable you will become.” I took this to heart as a young teen and explored many avenues of learning different things and I believe it has greatly benefited me. When I would sit in a college class, I didn’t want to just learn the blank for the notes, I wanted to learn the principle and concept of that note. The “why” was more important than the “what” to me. To this day, I can reference my college notes and find many side notes written down of things that weren’t necessarily required blank in my notes but it was something that the teacher said that I wanted to retain and learn.
Curiosity is a very interesting part of who we are. Though it must be tempered and monitored, I believe it is something built into us to help spark us into growth. They say children learn so much, and so quickly because of their curiosity and quickly adapting brains. They’re constantly exercising the muscle of their brain because they want to learn and grow.
In addition to this, it is important that we understand the danger of learning.

I Corinthians 8:1 “…Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.”

The goal of learning should not be to merely store knowledge and wear it as a badge of pride and accomplishment, but to use it in life to love God and love others.
So, what should we learn? We can learn many things that will benefit in multiple ways, but let’s look to God’s Word to learn what is of the highest importance.

Proverbs 4:7 “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding”

Wisdom is the right use or exercise of knowledge. Pastor would often say, “Wisdom is seeing and living life through God’s perspective.” Wisdom is more than simply knowing something, but it is knowing how to properly apply what you know.
Learning is important, what we choose to learn is more important. Get wisdom!

Nick Grande

Bro. Grande serves in our music and media ministry, and teaches the Solid Rock Singles Class. He and his wife Hannah have three daughters- Allison, Brooke, and Claire.

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