The Pharisees in John 8 ask Jesus a question. Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say? As I look at this question I think, had they actually come to Jesus to learn something, I am sure they would have. However, as we know, they were not there to learn. They were there to try to trap Jesus so that they would have basis to accuse Him. So here is the question for us today. Why do we come to Jesus? Why do we go to church? Why do we pray? Why do we read the bible? Why do we do anything else that has to do with our faith? When we come before Jesus, do we come to learn? Or do we come for some other reason? Maybe we are not like the Pharisees in that we are not trying to trap Jesus to have a basis to accuse Him. But if we are not coming to Him to learn, well then we are not going to learn. And that is really sad because we could learn a lot if we continually came to Jesus with a heart open to hearing what it is that He wants to speak to us.
There is something that I know has happened as I have continued to grow in my faith. The more I know, the more I realize how much I don't really know. The more time I spend coming to Jesus with my agenda or to let Him know how much I know, the less I learn. But the more I come to Jesus seeking to learn, the more I learn. I am not talking about knowing the bible better or being able to remember verses or stuff like that, although those things are a beneficial byproduct of coming to Him. I am talking about learning about myself. Learning about the things in me that need to change so that I not only can draw closer to Jesus, but I can also begin to be more and more like Him.
We are called to learn. Let's be those who continue to do so all of our days.