Proverbs 2: 1-6
My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom ad applying your heart to understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
One of my boys had a tough stretch in school last year. A particular subject was kicking his butt, and by midterm of the first semester his grade was faltering. But here’s the deal. He wasn’t studying much. In the past he got by with doing his work in class and going with the flow. That wasn’t working with the teacher he had, and we had to commit to studying with him almost daily. It felt kind of torturous; to him and us. But he pulled that grade up and finished out the year with a high B.
Wisdom doesn’t just happen. Forming uninformed opinions never made a man wise, just like throwing answers on a page just to get done never made an A student.
It is by studying the subject matter that the good grades come, and it is by studying God’s word that we grow in his wisdom. I pray that my boys will learn to see the value in both.
Dear Lord, Give my sons the discipline not only to study in school, but to study your word and grow in their desire to know you and become wise. Amen.