2Timothy 2:15 – “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
It is my son’s last day of school. He has been studying the last two weeks for finals. He declared yesterday that he was going to “ace” his science test. It is the one he has been studying for the longest. And he knows his stuff backwards and forwards. Both of my kids have really good study habits, for that I am truly grateful.
They have school studying down, but what about home Bible study? That is not where I would like it to be. It’s a goal for this summer.
What about you? How is your Bible study? Do you think that you get all you need when you fill the pew? If you only looked over the material in class, would you be ready for the big test in two weeks? Probably not. You have to take some time and study at home, right? Why do we think it should be any different with our Bible?
Every day is a test. Every day you are tested on the principles of God. Do you pass? Or are you taking the test based on what you caught while sitting in the pew Sunday morning – while the baby was crying, a candy wrapper was being opened, someone else was clipping their nails, and your kids are squirming around looking for a pencil? Think that is the best environment to get you ready to live your life for the week? Nope. Don’t get me wrong, worship service is vitally important. But quiet time with Jesus and studying His word is important as well.
So just remember today, princess, that you ARE going to be tested. And how well you do on that test will be determined by your level of preparedness. What grade are you going to get today?