But you have not so learned Christ;…
To make a profession of religion is comparatively easy — and that on many accounts.
1. Because the secret doings of a man are known only to himself.
2. Because a man's doings, which are known to his family, by reason of the partiality and kindness of the members of that family, do not become known to many besides.
3. Because those who make a profession are so numerous that they have a family feeling for one another, and are always ready to help one another.
4. The heart of man aids a mere profession.
I. Those who have learned Christ properly, and not as the hypocrites, have learned their NEED of Christ. Do you feel your sins to be a burden, too heavy for you to bear?
II. Those who learn Christ properly, to the salvation of their souls, learn the WORTH of Christ. He obeyed the law for us; He died on the cross for us; He endured the wrath of God for us. Who can estimate the worth of all He did and suffered?
III. Those who have learned Christ to the saving of their souls have learned the DESIGN of Christ. That design was to prepare a people for His Father.
IV. Those who have truly learned Christ are CONSCIOUS OF NEW DESIRES. The glory of God is now their aim and ambition.
V. Those who have learned Christ properly will be deeply INTERESTED IN THE GLORY OF CHRIST.
(H. Allen, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But ye have not so learned Christ;