"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.