God revealed something to me this morning...
It's so easy to move from knowledge to bias. What is bias? Dictionary.com says this: "–noun a particular tendency or inclination, especially one that prevents unprejudiced consideration of a question; prejudice."
How does it happen? It starts out with me being teachable. And then it goes like this:
The end result of having bias is that we feel like we know it all. We have reached a prejudice. We're no longer teachable. We have become our own god. What's the antidote? I think it goes like this:
We must remain teachable. Do you know any old people (or young people, for that matter) who are know-it-alls? Not very pretty, is it? Please dear God, help me to always be teachable!
I woke up this morning with a different formula:
teachable>knowledge of Truth>teachable>conviction>teachable
IT'S KNOWING TRUTH THAT SETS US FREE! (John 8:32)