The importance of learning lessons well was impressed upon me in my freshman year of medical school. A junior medical student told me, "Everything you need to learn you will hear ten times. Just learn it once!!" He also implied that failure to learn might result in serious consequences later - both to patients and to me.
Spiritually, I have experienced the same principle - failure to learn God’s lessons has consequences. Not learning my lessons well often results in anxiety - especially when people I love or financial issues are involved.
Jesus also gave the disciples lessons to learn in life events - such as running out of wine at a wedding or supplying food for a multitude. When they did not learn the lesson well, anxiety and fear resulted. Jesus, after feeding the five thousand, was found walking on the water during a storm. The disciples reacted with fear because...
...they failed to consider or understand the teaching and meaning of the miracle of the loaves; in fact their hearts had grown callous - had become dull and had lost the power of understanding. (Mark 6:52 Amplified Bible)
I want to avoid the consequences of not learning lessons. Will you join me in the quest of learning lessons well?