Saturday, May 21, 2011

Learn your theology first

Michael Horton encourages us to learn theology, particularly in regards to suffering, before the suffering begins:

Where all of this leads is to a conviction that learning the theology is very difficult to do in the trial itself. It is not a good time for being taught. The wounds are too open to the elements. This doesn't mean it cannot be done, but it is more difficult, at least for many. (Horton, Michael Scott. A Place for Weakness: Preparing Yourself for Suffering. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006. Print. 18)

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I think he is correct. Spiritual maturity is evidenced by how well we navigate the troubles of life without getting bent out of shape or abandoning faith.