HOPE IN THE HEARTLAND:   Flying caps

Gracepoint Church, Peabody

This is the time of year when it’s raining high school graduates. Ceremonies here. Parties there. Flying caps everywhere. “May I present to you the 2013 graduating class of …”

Then many of the newly sprung alumni head off to college on a quest for knowledge and wisdom. College can be a great — perhaps, in some instances, even necessary — place to prepare for a specific career or it can be a very expensive place to go “find yourself.” And most universities will continue to create degree options in order to quench the thirst for information.

But every pursuit in life must be evaluated by one basic guideline: does it help or hinder my knowledge of God? Proverbs 1:7 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 2:6 says, “For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” These are only a few of the verses that teach us the origin and purpose of knowledge.

The beginning and end of all things is still God. Every pursuit of man will be judged by Him. Then we’ll graduate into eternity. Are you ready for that day?

 

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