September 14


Learn. Grow. Succeed

By Michael Q. Pink

September 14, 2011

disciple education transformation nations confound the wise

While it is true that God uses the simple to confound the wise, He first of all teaches them His ways and imparts His wisdom. Look at the writings of the simple fisherman Peter or James and John. They were simple men with profound insights and lived lives of power and influence.


Jesus not only invested three and a half years teaching and mentoring them and the other disciples personally, but after ascending to Heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to continue the educaiton process of teaching them and leading them into all truth. God loves ignorant and unlearned people, but He never leaves them that way if they become His disciple.

After all, being a disciple means being a “disciplined learner” and once we become a believer, we are invited to become His disciples. Have you taken that next step from believer to becoming a disciplined learner? Believers experience personal transformation, but disciplined learners transform nations! Are you game for this?

Michael Q. Pink

About the author

Michael is America's leading authority on applying Biblical Wisdom and Natural Law to sales and business and has authored 19 books including The Bible Incorporated, Selling Among Wolves and God's Best Kept Secrets. Using that knowledge, he has helped thousands of professionals and entrepreneurs experience radical transformation in their lives and careers, including helping a start-up with 3 struggling sales reps turn the corner and become the 16th fastest growing company on the INC 500 list. 

  • The sentence that really stood out for me as I was reading the post was “God loves ignorant and unlearned people but He never leaves them that way if they become His disciple”. This is a very powerful statement indeed. When I reflect on my life as a believer, I can see God’s faithfulness to teach us His ways if we will learn them. I am a substance abuse clinical counselor and a few weeks ago, I named the group “Transformations”. Most of them are believers and I am going to challenge them to become disciples who can eventually help “transform” others. Thanks for this post.

  • Hi Melinda… I have seen seemingly backward people, become disciples of Jesus Christ, and in the process of studying His word, they not only learn His ways but they also improve their intellectual and emotional skills.


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