Epictetus Quote

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows” 

I believe this is true about Christians today.

 Are believers willing to admit they do not have all the answers and learn from the one sent to teach us all things (John 14:26)? Are believers willing to eat the food given to them at the proper time by the faithful and wise servant who has been put in charge by the master (Mt 24:45)?

Or do we think we know it all and don’t need to learn anything more?
Do we say, I am spiritually rich, and I do not need a thing, I have all the answers (Rv 3:17)?

Our pride is what keeps us from learning and understanding God’s truth.

“In his pride the wicked does not seek him; 
   in all his thoughts there is no room for God.” ~Ps 10:4

Let’s remain humble, for…

“He guides the humble in what is right 
   and teaches them his way.” ~Ps 25:9


2 thoughts on “Epictetus Quote

  1. Humility is so hard to come by – especially in a world full of competition and race to be the richest, smartest and most religious.
    We all need to remind our selves that we are all still in exile in this world and we don’t know anything.

    • We don’t know anything until the appointed time, when the time of fulfillment comes. Then all things will be made known, and the prophecies (those things that were once hidden) will be explained plainly.
      Humility is hard, but we also need to be people who are able to discern the truth from the lies.
      We can only be held captive by a lie while we believe it to be truth.

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