There is also dread because so many things have to be done and attended to before the kids are ready for that fateful first-day-back-in-class. School physicals, school supply shopping and the ever-stress-producing task of buying school clothes make that first day of school loom large on our calendars.
Yes, it was a stressful time in my life.
But no more. My youngest graduated from her school days about five years ago.
It's kind of sad, really, because I really love buying school supplies.
I just suddenly realized that for the Christian, there is no such thing as back to school, because we should always be studying.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
Paul entreats us to be a worker in knowing the scriptures. In fact, we want to be such a worker that God will approve our efforts. The word Paul uses for study means with ceaseless, serious, earnest zeal. We are called to study unceasingly!
I wonder how many of us take that admonition seriously? Do we study as much as we would when were in school cramming for that final?
We always made sure to have the right study tools when we were receiving formal education. Homework time was a priority for the successful student. Yet, so many of us don't worry about studying scripture. Why, we barely even glance at our Sunday School lessons before class.
That is, if we even bother to go to Sunday School ... (that's a subject for another post on another day.)
I don't know about you, but I don't want to stand before God someday and have to answer why I didn't take studying seriously.
So, while I may not have to prepare for back to school anymore for my kids, I want to make plans, and follow through, on studying the single most important thing I will ever need to know -- His Word.
Do you still prepare for back to school? What is the most important thing you do for study?
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