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For everyone who listens with an open heart will receive progressively more revelation until he has more than enough. But those who don’t listen with an open, teachable heart, even the understanding that they think they have will be taken from them.

Matthew 13:12 TPT

In general what this scripture is saying is that pride makes us incredibly incapable of being good learners, therefore we become stuck in our ways. Pride can usually be traced back to being a cover for intense feelings of insecurity, guilt, loneliness, and feelings similar to these. That pride we turn to leaves us lonely and not close to God. When we actually let down our defenses and learn, we will be relieved and become the people we are meant to be!

What is your attitude about learning? What are ways that you close your heart to learning? What is one way you can change to continue growing and gaining understanding?