As a home-schooling parent on weekdays and junior church teacher on Sundays, I am quite comfortable giving instruction. But more often, I need to consider the value of receiving it. Those I teach often have wisdom to share with me.
Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. – Proverbs 4:13
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. – Proverbs 9:9
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. – II Timothy 3:16
Our great mistake in education is, as it seems to me, the worship of book-learning – the confusion of instruction and education. We strain the memory instead of cultivating the mind…. The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn. – John Lubbock
The Bible is an ocean of instruction and wisdom. Dip daily into the vast pool to discover its truths. – Elizabeth George
Instruction does much, but encouragement everything. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In order to do good, a man must be good; and he will not be good except he have instruction by counsel and by example. – Dorothea Dix
Remember, have a spirit ready to receive instruction this week!
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