James 1:25 NIV
But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it-not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it-they will be blessed in what they do.
We spend most of our time continuing in something. We continue in our schooling when we are growing up. And then when we end our schooling and finally begin our journey in the career path we have chosen, we take continuing education courses to bring us up to date on all the changes that have occurred in that line of work.
In our friendships outside of work we continue learning more about each other, even our spouses, as we go from year to year. And as we go, we grow stronger in those relationships.
Whether it was yesterday or many years ago, when we saw the Truth and asked Jesus into our life, we received freedom. We found the meaning of it all. We believed and received Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ, to live in us. We have it all.
Continuing in our quest to know and understand more, we read God's Word. We listen to and read others as they expound on their understanding of scripture and how to apply it to our lives.
But our continuing education comes not from others and what they say and write about. It comes from the experiential knowledge we receive as we walk out in His Truth. It comes as we listen for His voice and act on His words in our day to day life.
It comes as we act on what we have learned. It comes as we do what Jesus commanded us to do--to go forth and tell everyone the Good News.