Teach-ability is a very necessary characteristic because any person that is not teachable cannot be humble either. Those who are not teachable believe themselves to be right about everything.; no one who believes himself to be right about everything is humble. Humility is an absolute necessity for anyone who wants to walk with God.
In verse 16 he goes on to tell us that "By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness." In other words, we all know that godliness boggles the mind, when we stop to think about it. How in the world have I been made righteous enough to stand before the God that is said to be a consuming fire?
Do not fall into the trap of modern teachers who disguise their hypocritical disobedience with flowery words of "love", while all the time blaspheming the Word of God that is blessed forever, amen.
Today in America it could also be said of us, every man does what is right in his own eyes because it is generally understood among many that there are no moral absolutes. ...It is true that anything can become a false god in the heart of a sinful person, but the worse false gods are those made of false ideologies.
The first relationship, which should greatly surpass all others is the relationship we have with our God. Furthermore, the relationships we have with others should supercede every other goal we set.