3. Greater understanding of God’s Word leads to greater humility.
I am always amazed how uneducated, untrained, inexperienced Christians will correct and rebuke leaders who have dedicated their lives to the preaching and teaching of the Word.
I grew up going to church every time the doors were open, I’ve been a Christian for nearly three decades, I’ve read the Bible cover to cover many times, I studied for years of Bible College training, I’ve also read nearly a thousand books on Christian living, and yet I would rarely consider correcting other Bible teachers, yet more than once, people who’ve never read through the Bible even one time feel compelled to one-up or challenge what I or other Bible teachers are saying. Several times, people have even corrected me when I shared directly from Scripture!
The truth is, the more you get into God’s Word, the more you grow in humility. The more you know, the more you realize how much you don’t know.
Christians who are truly growing in God’s Word are much slower to correct and rebuke other Christians, and are far more concerned about walking with Christ themselves than trying to keep anyone else in line.