I’ve been reading a book by G. Campbell Morgan entitled “Discipleship”. Last night I came across a passage that struck me. The truths and lessons we have been taught as disciples of Jesus should not be mere theories committed to memory, but should be displayed in our lives as principles. “The teaching of Jesus is cumulative and progressive.” We cannot move on to learn other lessons or skip to the end until we have applied what we’ve already been taught. You can’t skip steps because it all builds upon each other. I was reminded of a couple verses as well.
2 Timothy 3:14—“But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of.”
Psalm 11:3—“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
We must continue to persist steadily because the lessons the Lord is teaching us now are for our good and are building the foundation for our future. Though we may not understand it, God knows, and is using it for our advancement in His discipleship program.