Flunking the most important class
It’s graduation season. Lots of pomp and circumstance. Maybe your last cap and gown was decades ago. But did you know you’re still enrolled?
The point of formal education is to teach us the skills we need to function in the next season life.
And as long as you’re enrolled in life, you’re enrolled in class. Sometimes the lessons come in the dark moments. Sometimes they come in the quiet moments. Sometimes they come in the daily routines of life. Sometimes they come in the form of a person who grates on your last nerve. But make no mistake. God is interested in your ongoing growth. He’s very interested in helping you learn how to live a truly human, Christlike life. And it’s a lifelong process for all of us.
So before you attend the next graduation ceremony for a friend or family member, why not pause and consider your own progress.
- What class are you currently enrolled in?
- Are you learning the lesson your heavenly father is teaching you?
- Are you able to apply that in your real life?
- Or are you flunking the most important course? Will you need to repeat this grade?
In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!