Psalm 71:17, 18 – “O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.”
The Psalmist says that the Lord taught him in his youth. As spiritual infants who are new in the Lord, we need to be teachable. We should be eager to read the Bible, listen to sermons, spend time at God’s feet and learn as much as we can. We need to hunger for more of God’s Word, and thirst for His lasting presence. We need to keep our eyes and ears open, being aware of what God is trying to teach us.
As we learn from Christ, we are fed spiritually and soon we’ll start to grow in our faith walk. Then, it’s time to go further. We continue learning from God, but we also go out and proclaim God’s love and power to others. That is our duty! What we have learnt, we need to pass on to others. Just as someone took time to encourage and mentor us when we were spiritual babies, we need to do the same for others. That should be our desire – to proclaim God’s goodness to those who haven’t heard it yet, and to raise up disciples who are strong in their faith.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for teaching us from our youth. May we always remain humble and continue learning from You. Give us your grace and courage, and open up opportunities for us to proclaim to others what You’ve done in our lives. Amen.