“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” Proverbs 13:20
“After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him.” John 6:66
The Biblical model of education and training is quite different than the greco-roman style used in our school system today. Biblical education is relational and focuses on the whole person. One is not made wise by sitting in a chair and being talked at by the mentor. Instead, one is made wise by “walking with” the wise, observing them and emulating them.
“Then David gave Solomon his son the plan of the vestibule of the temple, and of its houses, its treasuries, its upper rooms, and its inner chambers, and of the room for the mercy seat; 12 and the plan of all that he had in mind…” (1 Chronicles 28:11-12)
David made many mistakes that can serve as guideposts for the multi-generational visionary, but he also did a number of things right. Among his successes was actually having a multi-generational vision that was precisely defined.