"And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man."
"Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine: them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line, here a little, and there a little."
Just as Jesus Christ wasn't born as a baby with perfect knowledge and wisdom - but it increased - so it is with us. Only when we accept and live by the wisdom we receive will we be given more. In Isaiah the Lord is teaching us that wisdom is only accepted by those who are willing and prepared to listen.
Isaiah 28: 9 teaches us the principle of wisdom through the analogy of a baby's being fed on milk before taking solid foods. This same principle is taught by Paul in 1 Corinthians 3:1-2; Hebrews 5:11-14 and by Peter in 1 Peter 2:2.
Only by accepting the word of God and by living it will I receive more. When I am ready I will be able to receive more wisdom and continue learning line upon line.
The reading this week is Isaiah chapter 29 through chapter 42.