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For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven… – Ecclesiastes 3:1 And it is that time of year again: the days are getting shorter, the weather’s getting cooler, and empty schoolyards are starting to fill. As summer comes to a close and the school year begins, students from pre-K to PhD are gearing up for the academic – and social – challenges ahead of them. Here, we present snippets of God’s word to make the transition easi er. Keep these in your minds and hearts to focus on what really matters in this new season! Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. – Romans 12:2
School comes with a ton of peer pressure. Even the season leading up to school is loaded with sales and ads – am I wearing the right style clothes, what about my backpacks, notebooks, pens? As you head into the storm, remain at peace that God is with you, and your identity is not in the way of the world, but in Christ. With a clear head, God’s Word will always keep you in the right direction.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. –Joshua 1:9 We tend to think of strength as the ability to bench press 300 pounds or tear a phone book in half. But the truth is we call a well-built house that can withstand storms and earthquakes “strong,” or even our morning coffee. Strength isn’t just about exerting your will, it’s about maintaining your position even as you’re assaulted. With God, when under pressure, you can stand firm always, and face the toughest challenges, whether a midterm or a bully in the hallway.
A fool despises his father’s instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent. – Proverbs 15:5
is so valuable. For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money. Whether it’s Jesus or trigonometry. but the skills we pick up are stepping stones. During the academic year. Over time. they require reinforcement. talking of them when you are sitting in your house. it’s always important to remember and cherish the instruction our teachers give us. and when you are walking by the way. if we learn and choose to protect our knowledge. against such things there is no law. and when you lie down. remember to be . use an “inside” voice. it can be connected and put to use. – Ecclesiastes 7:12 We’ve all heard it (we’ve probably all said it): “Am I ever going to use this in real life?” The things we learn in school aren’t always immediately useful. gentleness. Getting the right answer consistently. sit at your desk… any kid will tell you it’s hard after a summer of freedom. and when you rise. patience. educators and students should remember all the time that the important things require more than just a 30-minute lesson. Stay rooted in Jesus. Finding ways to do this in the context of school – to let the fruit of the spirit blossom – is something no teacher could or even would want to stop. But there are never any rules against enjoying yourself and getting along with others. It takes repetition and deep commitment. which is probably why homework exists. self-control. – Galatians 5:22-23 Schools have all sorts of rules to follow: don’t run in the hallways. and knowing how we got there. Parents. but in many disciplines. This is long-term security that never goes bad. and everything else will follow You shall teach them to your children. – Deuteronomy 11:19 The vast majority of us don’t learn things immediately. kindness. But the fruit of the Spirit is love.Sometimes we want to do it our way. We’ll never even bring up the exact factoid we learned in history class short of appearing on Jeopardy!. goodness. and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it. joy. faithfulness. the method is just as important as the result. peace.
involved in all steps of the education process .