If I learned my ABC's, can read rapidly, and can write with perfect penmanship, but cannot see God's glory revealed in His created work (Pss 19:1; Rom 1:19), I have still more to learn.
If I can deliver an eloquent speech and persuade others with my stunning logic, but cannot communicate with the Designer of all language (Pss 12:6, 119:130), I have still more to learn.
If I have read Shakespeare and John Locke and can discuss their writings with understanding, but have not read the greatest of all books -- the Bible -- and have no knowledge of its importance (Prov 2:1-5, 9:10; Eph 4:13), I have still more to learn.
If I have memorized multiplication tables and chemical formulas, but have never disciplined myself to plant God's Word in my heart (Pss 119:104-106; Col 1:9; 1Tim 2:4), I have still more to learn.
If I can explain the law of gravity and Einstein's theory of relativity, but do not know the unchangeable laws (Mal 3:6; Jas 1:17) of the One who orders our universe (Gen 8:22; Pss 74:16-17; Jer 10:12), I have still more to learn.
If I can classify living things by their family, genus and species, and can write an award-winning scientific paper, but have not realized the Maker's purpose in creation (Neh 9:6; Pss 145:16; Isa 45:18), I have still more to learn.
If I can play the piano and the violin, and can write music that others enjoy, but do not know God's harmonious truths which lead to life (Isa 12:2; John 17:3), I have still more to learn.
If I can run cross-country races, star in basketball, or do 100 push-ups without stopping, but have never determined to run the race that leads to eternal life (Phil 3:14), I have still more to learn.
If I can identify a Picasso, describe the style of da Vinci, or paint a notable portrait, but have not seen that all beauty comes from a relationship with God (Pss 29:2, 90:17), I have still more to learn.
If I graduate with honor and am accepted at the university with a full scholarship, but have not considered a career which would be honorable and pleasing to God (Co.. 3:17, 23), I have still more to learn.
If I am a good citizen and pursue what is moral and right, but do not acknowledge the sinfulness of man and his hopelessness without Christ (Rom 3:10,23, 5:12,17; Eph 2:12), I have still more to learn.
However, when I begin to see the world as God sees it, and come to know Him, Whom to know is life eternal (John 17:3), and glorify God by fulfilling His purpose in me (Mic 6:8), then I will have found the true teacher, who leads me ever deeper into a knowledge of things that really matter.