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Forever a Student

In the Word

Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance … (Proverbs 1:5).

Of the Word

As a student, did you ever close the book, breathe a confident sigh, and say, “I know it! I’m ready for the test!”? Or were you the one who crammed until the last bell rang and with much fear and trepidation took the test paper from your instructor’s hand?

Solomon encourages us to be life-long learners when he says, Let the wise hear and increase in learning … (Proverbs 1:5a). How wise is wise? How much learning is enough already? Solomon indicates that even the wise, those who have knowledge and discernment, are still learning. Perhaps they even say, “The more I know, the more I know I don’t know.”

So what is our source for information? Do we grab the nearest newspaper or quickly check the internet news? For learning that truly guides our ways, fills our hearts, and leads to eternal life, we go to the Source of all wisdom, God Himself. In His Book, the Bible, we learn of His grace, His power; His love.

A Point to Ponder: How can I carve out time to seek true wisdom from God?

Walking with my Lord

All-wise and all-powerful God, I come to You with a humble heart. Fill me with Your wisdom and teach me Your ways. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Mustard Seed: The Word: Wisdom for Living. Authors: Marcia Gomulka and Myrna Lou Meyer. 29/32 ©2015 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. Code: #40198

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations were taken from ESV Bible® (The Holy Bible English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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