Are You a Good Student?
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” (Hosea 4:6, NIV)
The life of a student is relatively simple. Success requires regular attendance in class, motivation to complete assignments on time and in excellence, thorough reading and studying of the material, effective oral presentation and writing skills, and good performance on exams. A successful academic life and record of achievement requires discipline, hard work, and a willingness to learn. Failure to learn can be attributed to many things but is often a result of lack of motivation and the discipline to develop good study habits.
Many Christians are poor students of God’s Word and fall into a pattern of neglect regarding reading, studying and meditating in their Bible, spending time alone with God in prayer, attending or serving at church, and lastly honoring God with their tithes and offerings. Extended periods of neglect and self-effort are very dangerous and can have very negative consequences. It will limit your spiritual maturity, growth and development. In addition, willful neglect, ignorance and laziness are not pleasing to God.
We must be dedicated and diligent students of God’s Word. We must commit to learn His thoughts, ways and standards, vision, will and plan for our lives. We must go to His Word for answers and guidance. We must come to understand the importance of renewing our minds daily with the Word of God before we can successfully apply His Word in faith to our daily lives. No Word, no faith, little Word, little faith, much Word, much faith.
Child of God, I encourage you to commit today to become a dedicated, diligent and disciplined student of God’s Word. Strive to grow in your knowledge and understanding of His Word, His kingdom and His way of doing things. Ask Him to help you create the necessary habits of a life of prayer, study, and meditation on His Word. He will reward your efforts.
Lord, thank you for giving us your Word. Give me a desire to read, study, and meditate on your Word. Holy Spirit, teach me revelation truth, wisdom, and discernment, and help me apply your Word in my daily life. Through the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I pray, amen.
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