Today, we're continuing our Good Word theme of "learning," and this verse highlights the value of learning vicariously through other people's mistakes and flaws.
Recently, I heard a sister say something in church that shows remarkable maturity. This sister made a lot of mistakes and engaged in quite a bit of sin before giving her life to the Lord.
She said, "I used to tell people, 'I don't regret any of the things I did back then because I learned from those mistakes.' But now, I've changed my mind. I am so, so sorry for the things that I did, and I wish I'd never done them. I could've learned to follow God without making so many mistakes. In fact, my life would've gone so much better if I'd made better choices."