“O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works. Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not …” (Psalm 71:17,18)
Jesus had made a good beginning with His disciples, but He had so much more to say to them. He told them that the Spirit of truth, who would come after He left, would guide them into all truth.
We receive the person of Jesus, who is the Truth, all at once; but all He has to instruct us in is unfolded to us over time. In Him are “hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Col. 2:3)
God knows that we are all slow learners. This is why He gives us a lifetime to be taught His precious lessons through much repetition. He is also wonderfully patient with us, even unto our old age, where our outer eyes and ears are fading, but our inner ones are still reaching to see and hear.
If we are walking in obedience to God, truth should not be hard to fathom. “A good understanding have all they that do his commandments” (Psalm 111:10) What God would make simple to us, the devil would make complicated. The best disciples are life-long learners. Their growth is steady and sure, made possible by their keeping of God’s commandments.
Keep going, and keep growing.
“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” (Proverbs 4:18)