James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
School has started. Young students look into the tunnel of education and shudder at the length of time they will spend in it. Older students see the end of the tunnel and cannot wait to burst out the other side.
Most students live for the breaks. They count down the hours until the end of the day. They count down the days until the weekend, the weeks until Christmas, and the months until the summer.
Finally, after the required hours by the state are completed, each student receives a bit of paper. They walk across a platform to their families’ and friends’ cheers, leaving education behind.
At least, that is what most students think when they graduate. Whether it is high school, college, or graduate degrees, we are all tempted to believe that our time of learning is ended, or at least at a standstill.
And then, what our grandparents told us would happen, happens.
Life hits us.
And, we realize that if we are going to survive this life event, we must learn.
Education gurus say that the most successful people in the world never stop learning. However, they never tell us what these successful people learn or where they learn.
Many people are continually learning but have the wrong teacher and gain the wrong knowledge. These people could end up bankrupt, divorced, or in jail. These had the best intentions. As the phrase goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
We have a choice when life hits us: to whom will we turn to gain knowledge and wisdom? Will we turn to those who do not have wisdom, or will we turn to the One who possesses all knowledge?
Jesus told his disciples to learn from Him because they would find rest for their souls through Him. When we turn to God for wisdom and help, He gives us what we need. As a bonus, by turning to Him, we get peace.
Pastor of Calvary Bible Church, Neligh, NE. Missionary with RHMA. Husband to Maggie. Father to Grace, David, and Daniel. Saved by Jesus Christ