Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Learn, Practice, Teach

For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the LORD and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel. Ezra 7:10

No job or school in the Army has done more to develop me as a soldier than being a Ranger Instructor. We studied, we constantly implemented what we learned, and then we taught. I think this process is key to living a healthy Christian life as well. You study, go and practice what you’ve learned, and then you pass it on to someone else. It’s the passing it on that may be our weakest link in the process. But, I have found that teaching someone else fixes the principle firmly in our own life. When we package, practice, and pass it on, we anchor the lesson in our own soul. Teachers always learn more than the students. SP171