Repeat Lessons

"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever" (Hebrews 13:8).

Young children love consistency in homeschooling lessons. Playing the same game or reading the same book repeatedly gives them a sense of accomplishment. Repetition helps them master letters, words, and mathematical operations and provides a strong foundation for their future learning. Because these foundational lessons are so important, we can be thankful young children are willing to learn through repetition.

God, too, repeatedly teaches us the same lessons in life. Just when we think we've mastered a spiritual truth, such as obedience and submission, Satan comes and tricks us. We forget what we have learned from God's Word, and we fall into sin. Because God never changes, He lovingly takes us back to the beginning and shows us again how to live for Him.

Are you finding yourself relearning an old truth you thought you'd never forget? Don't let prideful thinking cause you to ignore this repeated lesson. Humbly acknowledge again that you need His love and wisdom to win over sin's temptation. "Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall" (1 Corinthians 10:12).

Father, sometimes I seem to continue to battle the same sins over and over again. Thank You for Your forgiving love. Please, help me to remain faithful in what You have taught, so I might glorify You today. In Your Son's name, Amen.

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LYNDA B 12/17/2008 06:26:57

Wonderful lesson today, In Jesus name.

JOEL C 12/17/2010 06:51:05

Excellent! What a truth!

AMANDA W 12/17/2010 07:57:35

This is so true. I remember being in a place with the Lord where I thought I was trusting God completely and a trial came our way that showed the true condition of my heart. Instead of trusting God completely with my situation I tried to tell God how to get us out of the mess. How crazy is that! After much rending of my heart and pride I let go and what a sweet intimacy it is when we do that! Things did not go as I had hoped in our trial (we lost our house to a foreclosure) but I gained something so much greater, a deeper trust and love for my Saviour. When the fiery trials come, rest assured that the enemy is somewhere in the midst to throw a curve ball your way. For me it was the temptation to control the situation myself and to not trust my Heavely Father. Fiery trials do two things to those who are devoted. 1. They show us the true condition of our hearts and cause us to come under conviction of the Holy Spirit - this is the burning portion, but I love #2. 2. We come forth after going through the fire as gold. My love and trust in God is greater than it was before. I am so thankful that he never leaves us or forsakes us!

ROBIN M 12/24/2011 01:27:11

This relates to me and my situation perfectly...God is so amazing and always right on the writer above me who wanted to control the situation themselves, I too wanted a certain outcome and was angry at God for not giving me what I thought He should! I knew I was wrong, but couldn\'t change how I felt! God still loves me and has taken care of every one of my families needs, above and beyond. I am ashamed of myself but know God forgives me. I never thought I would be angry with God or lose faith in him, but found myself there and not able to change. But God is patient and kindly showed me once again that He knows what\'s best for me. I pray this time i dont forget! Merry Christmas everyone!

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