The Mouth of Babes

I ended up just sitting there with my mouth gaping open!

2 Samuel 18:1-33

Reference: “The king answered, “I will do whatever seems best to you.” So the king stood beside the gate while all his men marched out in units of hundreds and of thousands.” ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭18:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: PowerPoint presentations were just starting to be taught when I was in high school. It won’t be surprising to hear they have improved a great deal in the last 20 years!

I was recently visiting a friend of mine who had teenage children and they proudly showed me their recent homework assignment. As it was a presentation on the computer I gathered around their screen to observe their work.

To be honest, I was all prepared to ohh and ahh at their work no matter what they showed me – I feel encouragement is very important and often lacking in our education. However, I ended up just sitting there with my mouth gaping open!

The variety of media they inserted into their presentation with images and text zooming in and out was outstanding. Their animation was done with perfection and I sat there gob smacked.

It is clear to say that not only has PowerPoint progressed, but so too has the understanding and abilities of our teenagers.

Application: There is no doubt that age brings greater wisdom and understanding, but we must not close ourselves off from being taught new things. There is always something more we can learn and I am often surprised at who gives me the teaching.

I’m impressed that King David had this attitude too. He was the head of his empire and one of the greatest army commanders ever to live.

But when it came to listening to the wisdom of his subordinates he was not shy to heed their advice.

May we be the same in our own lives. Let’s not be closed to learning new things and not hesitate to listen to many different voices.

Prayer: Lord God, You are the fount of all wisdom. May we be open to hear Your voice. Amen.

When was the last thing you learned?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

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