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The recent storms had children out of school for a few days. The previous one caused some metro Atlanta children to be released early while others had previously decided to heed the warning and closed schools prior to the storm. With lessons learned from the first storm, many chose not to risk it and decided to close schools prior to the second storm’s arrival.
While most students are enrolled in public schools, some are home schooled, and still others are sent to private institutions. Regardless of the education system parents have chosen, many realize that education begins at home. Parents educate their children in various ways in their homes. Sometimes it is helping with homework or teaching children to be responsible for themselves, and so forth.
The Bible refers to God as our Father, as illustrated in, “the Lord’s Prayer.” We are instructed to address God as our Father. As our Father, God teaches us so many things that He wants us to learn to help us grow into the likeness of His Son.
We are then not only His children, but also His students. And what every good teacher does is test his/her students to find out what they have learned and if they can apply the concepts, as well. It is not enough to memorize material, but to be able to make application of material. The teaching or learning process is not always easy one. Teachers and students have certain abilities which can sometimes make it difficult to reach all children.
That’s not the case with God. He knows us intimately, for He created us. He knows our weaknesses and our strengths. He knows what is best and not only that; He wants what is best for each of His individual children.
There are so many verses in the Bible that tell us that God wants us to learn. The Bible itself is a great teaching tool. It is the manual and/or handbook to teach us. And along the way, we are tested.
“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” Psalm 32:8 (KJV)
“My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.” Proverbs 3:11-12 (KJV)
“And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.” Isaiah 30:18 (KJV)
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” Matthew 11:29 (KJV)
“But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” James 1:4 (KJV)
I don’t believe anyone every truly graduates from being a student of God, a student of the Bible. A person could study his/her whole like and still have so much more to learn, for the Bible is the Living Word of God. It speaks to individuals, individually. Although the Word of God does not change, we can see something fresh that speaks to us individually as we read and study the Word of God, allowing the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth. John 16:13 (KJV)