I like Apollos. He was passionate and eloquent, and had many followers in Ephesus. He knew his scriptures and proclaimed God’s word as he knew it.
Then some strangers came to town from Corinth. After hearing him speak in the synagogue, they pulled him aside to tell him how to preach the Way of God more accurately.
This was a perfect opportunity to be offended! But Apollos chose not to put his pride first, and welcomed this new information. He practiced what he preached.
Sometimes I struggle with this, as if giving an inch will damage my credibility. But what really works – knowing it all or approaching life with a healthy dose of humility?