With the start of a new
school year there comes an increased emphasis on learning. Study and hard
work lie ahead.
it is worth noting that there are some things we should NOT learn. Jeremiah
warned Gods people to learn not the way of the heathen (Jer.
10:2). Certainly this counsel is much needed in todays world. All
sorts of wickedness and immorality are being promoted in our culture. Young
people be careful! Dont let the influences of a sinful world take you on
a path to eternal destruction. We pray that you will have the wisdom to
realize that the things of this world are temporary (1 John 2:15-17) and the
pleasure they bring wont last (Heb. 11:25).
the other hand, there are definitely some things that you need
learn. Learn to do well, so said Isaiah (1:17). And Paul
added, learn to maintain good works (Titus 3:14). These things do not
come naturally, so you must work at learning them. Spend some time thinking
seriously about what you can do that will help the cause of Christ, promote His
church, and assist his disciples. There are many opportunities, but you
must be looking for them and you must learn to use them.
course, the most important thing to learn is obedience to God. It is said,
even of Jesus, that though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the
things which he suffered (Heb. 5:8). His example is the one we must
follow (1 Pet. 2:21). When we learn from Jesus, we find rest for our
souls (Matt. 11:29).
Young people, as you begin a
new year of learning, beware of the bad lessons out there. Avoid
them! Commit yourself to learning the good things of God. Youll never