Sometimes we speak about the need for teaching as if we should learn something brand new every time we open the Bible. We will learn new things, of course – I don’t deny that for a moment. But what is much more common is that we are reminded of what we know already.

Being reminded is essential. We have this horrible ability to leak truth. Having got something clear in our minds, warm in our hearts and affecting our wills, so that we know it, feel it and start to live it – that truth then gradually seeps out of us. We need to be reminded.