It’s that time of year once again. Summer is winding down and it is time to get the kiddos ready for school. School is back in session around here next week and the stores have been busy selling all the school supplies to the future students.
I can remember school shopping with our four kids. They are all grown now and it’s been a season since we’ve had the joy of school shopping, but our firstborn grandchild will be starting kindergarten this year, so the fun has cycled back around.
Our granddaughter is so excited about school. Just the other day while I was at her house, she had to show me all of her new school clothes and her new backpack. This is what I always loved about “back-to-school”; the excitement of something new.
A new backpack. New pencils. New clothes. New school. New teachers. New friends.
Being a student is an exciting time.
With that said; I wonder how many of us have that same excitement when it comes to being a student of God’s Word?
There aren’t many “supplies” needed…a Bible, perhaps a journal, some time and a willing heart. That’s it!
So simple, but yet studying God’s Word seems to be so difficult for Christians. Studying God’s Word really isn’t difficult, we just think it is. But it does take discipline and faithfulness. Every Follower of Christ should be excited to learn something new every day. The Bible is our source for everything in life.
(2 Timothy 3:16,17) “All Scripture is breathed by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”
As a Christian, it is our responsibility to become a student of the Word. Not only will it help us with the things stated above, but it will also help us to know the real thing; to be able to recognize untruth from the Truth.
Just this week, my husband and I were sitting in our living room, cruising the channels on tv when we came to a religious station with a man preaching. I won’t call him by name or his church affiliation, however, he was making some points in his sermon that was not scripturally based. My husband (an ordained minister) was preaching right back to the television (quite the sight if I do say so)…”No, Jesus DID NOT say that!” After about 4 misquotes and misleadings, my husband turned the channel.
In the book of Luke (chapter 21), we are warned to be careful, “to watch out that we are not deceived”. The only way I know for any student to pass a test is to study the material. In order to know what the wrong answer is, we must first know the correct answer. Whether it’s math, science, English or the Bible…we MUST study.
If you aren’t currently a student of God’s Word ~ It’s never too late to learn or to study to show ourselves approved.
- Beach Restoration