Back to School

II Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

New clothes are in the closet, and the books and backpacks are out and ready to go. Summer vacation is over and it’s back to school! Weeks of summer pleasure gave young minds a chance to rest, but now it’s back to work. It’s time to study again.

There is one book that we should never get tired of studying and learning from. That, of course, is The Holy Bible. Sixty-six books in one, this text gives us history, poetry, prophecy, and doctrine. From Genesis to Revelation the continuous story of man’s relationship to God and His plan for redemption unfolds. This incredible book provides great mystery and at the same time delivers unalterable truth penned under the inspiration of God by forty-four writers spanning over twenty centuries of time. Though written thousands of years ago, the Bible clearly presents God’s commands for successful living and wisdom for every step of life’s journey. And these truths are as relevant today as they were the day they were recorded.

When was the last time you really took the time to dig in and study God’s Word? Did the busyness of summer cause you to slack off of your study of God’s Word? Vacations? Travel? Kids at home? Extra outside work? No matter what the season, there are plenty of things to distract you and keep you from studying, but it’s time to put away the excuses and get into the Word. As fall arrives, I encourage you look around and find a good Bible study group and dig in. Mark it on your calendar and make that study a part of your regular routine. If you do, you’ll experience fresh blessings from your Heavenly Father, and the fun and fellowship of meeting with other believers. What are you waiting for? It’s time to study!

Precious Lord, Your Word is my source of strength and wisdom. Let me never be so unwise as to think that I know enough of it. Let me never neglect studying it. Let me never stop loving it.

By Ann Shorb
©Copyright Ann Shorb, 2006

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