According to the book of Proverbs, the chief difference between wisdom and folly lies in how willing a person is to listen to God’s instruction. In other words, are you teachable and open to counsel from the lips of God? I blogged my way through the first 9 chapters of Proverbs a few years ago to show this is so.
On his blog, Kevin Halloran recently summarized, in a few key principles from Proverbs, how to be teachable:
- Be humble.
- Seek wisdom and instruction as though your life depends on it.
- Learn from the right teachers.
- Receive correction as a blessing.
Halloran lists specific proverbs for each point, along with many helpful suggestions and a closing prayer for teachability. He does a great job showing us how to apply these truths from Proverbs in personal and specific ways.