I have always loved school and books and new notebooks with nothing written in them yet. I love to learn.
In college I was the one front and center. Sitting with my book open before class started. Waiting for the teacher. (Picture my husband rolling his eyes.)
I went straight from the first day of class and took my syllabus to the library, checking out every book I would need for the big research paper.
Call me a nerd of all nerds if you want, but Proverbs 4:7 says, “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.”
Let me tell you, with a kid going to college, all we’ve talked about the last two years is the cost of getting understanding. It’s high. Ramen noodles high.
I always want to be a learner. I want to open my Bible and read the hard stuff and go do it. Teachable.
Wisdom means you’re skilled at doing what you know. I know the Bible. It’s the skilled part I’m working on.
Read it. Do it. Read it. Do it.
We send our kids off to school after an assault of lectures: Sit toward the front. Take good notes. Make good use of class time. Ask questions. No TV after school. Be ready to start homework at 4:00. Matt told Caleb last night, School is your job this year.
When it comes to the Bible, what kind of student are you? Back row slacker or front row nerd?