It’s that time of year again. Summer vacation is over and it’s back to school! Weeks of summer relaxation gave young minds a chance to rest, but now it’s back to work. Whether it’s home, private or public school it’s time to study again.
As the new school years begins, so does a new beginning. Each year, students have the opportunity to learn new information. They expand on what they have learned in previous years.
The Apostle Paul tells Timothy in his second letter to him to “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” This is a command to Christians to be lifelong learns of God’s instructions. Why wouldn’t it be? One of the most commonly used phrases to describe Jesus’ actions during His ministry is “and He was teaching.” There is only one book that contains all of the teachings of God, the Holy Bible. Though it was written thousands of years ago, its truths remain even today. God’s word presents wisdom for each stage of our life.
Just as students have to study to gain knowledge and wisdom, so must we if we are to truly call ourselves disciples—that is, students of Christ. In order to truly grow, we need to devote time daily to prayer and studying God’s word. Did the summer break cause you to slack off of your study of God’s word? Why not start today by putting aside excuses and making more time for God?
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