My kids start back to school next week. I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. We bought shoes and backpacks and supplies this week. I think we only need a pair of jeans or two and our list is complete. Allie already started PSAT camp – not really CAMP in the fun sense of the word. More like several hours a day of intensive preparation and practice for the standardized test.
If you have kids, you probably already sent yours off or are preparing as well. It all puts me in a studious state of mind. But what is there for those of us post matriculation?
I think God desires that we be in a perpetual state of learning. Proverbs 19:8says “He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.” (NASB)
What’s nobler still? A biblical education. Becoming a serious student of God’s Word not only increases knowledge of our Heavenly Father, but draws us into deeper relationship as we obey and apply. Learning more about God shows our love for Him and brings Him glory and honor. And the more we study, the better our understanding. And the more understanding we have, the more we can become like Him. His Word becomes a part of us as He lives in us.
Need resources? Grab a copy of one (or all) of the devotional books pictured on right side of this page. Or look back at this post from a few weeks ago, or this list of favorite study tools, this Bible review, or this article on Verse Mapping. And that’s just a few of the many, many ways to explore the scriptures!
Form a study group if that word help you. But one way or another, just hit that Book! And while you’re at it, ask Him to shape, mold and better you in ways that please Him. Happy back to “school”!
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Jennifer Ross of Tea with Jennifer captured what many of us must be feeling as the Delta variant ramps up. She tackles the topic of resentment with grace and truth even as the consequences for her and her family feel daunting. Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing your heart with us in Letting Go of Resentment.
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