Monday, April 6, 2015

Education (Elements of Existence)

English: The Wisdom of Solomon, by James Jacqu...
 The Wisdom of Solomon, by James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French, 1836-1902) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How much better to get wisdom than gold,
to get insight rather than silver!
Proverbs 16:16
New International Version (NIV)

      We were never intended to be dumb.  God expects us to learn as much as we can about that which we pursue.  Hopefully our pursuits are meaningful.

        Education doesn't all come from book learning either.  A college degree or not even a high school degree is a requirement to get into Heaven.  We should pursue those educational goals if we have that opportunity, but keep in mind there is other knowledge that isn't necessarily taught in school.

        Reading the Bible should be high on the list of the tools of the education we do on our own.  And not merely summary reading, but study and rereading.   Attending Bible studies can be a great help.  Asking questions of those with greater knowledge can give great guidance to us as we delve into scripture.   Ultimately, prayer is one of the greatest keys to accessing scripture.  The Holy Spirit can open up passageways of understanding that will continue our spiritual educational journey.

        We are never to old to stop learning.   We are never too wise to stop reasoning and studying.  Education is an important part of our existence on Earth.   Consider our education in life to be a prerequisite to the continuing education we have to look forward to in the afterlife of eternal life.

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.
James 1:5
New International Version (NIV)


  1. So true, once we think we have nothing else to learn, we're in trouble.

    1. We need to exercise our brain or it will atrophy.


  2. Is it cheating to use the same word for the same letter on more than one blog? I need a ruling...

  3. We need to understand that there is a difference between been educated and been schooled. What I was emphasizes during the last elections. When everyone was clamoring for the certificate of one of the presidential aspirants.
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  4. The Bible is the one subject that helps equip you for all of life's endeavors, trials, failures, successes....though the settings may be old, the lessons there are timeless.
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