In Acts 18:24-28 we meet Apollos. Apollos was eloquent, competent in the Scriptures, he had been instructed in the way of the Lord, he was burning with spiritual zeal and spoke and taught both diligently and accurately the things concerning Jesus.
But… he didn’t have the full and whole picture.
In the next verses we see that Priscilla and Aquila took him aside and taught him the way of God more definitely and accurately.
The key here is that Apollos listened and learnt. Apollos had a teachable heart. It didn’t matter to him what he knew, what he had been doing – the bottom line was that he listened to those respected as elders and because of his respectful teachable heart, he was able to be even more effective in the kingdom of God here on earth.
The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice – Proverbs 12:15
A teachable heart can only come when we are humble. Let God be your source, not your own ability and always be open to learn from the people God puts in your path.
Has this post prompted you to talk to your kids about something true, something strong on your heart? Do it today! I’d love to hear of the conversations you are having with your kids. Please leave a comment.
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