Monday, August 6, 2018

A New School Year is Beginning

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This week school starts for many students in the state I reside in as well as states across America.  How time flies.  We started summer break two months ago.  Now we're entering into the 2018-19 school year.  It's the time for school books, extracurricular activities, and everything this is associated with school.  I Timothy 2:15 says, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God; a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  Ecclesiastes 9:10 says, "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might." 

When I think about the young people and many of the things they have to contend with in society today, we need to take a great concern about their education and their future.  There are so many distractions that are hindering our young people from fulfilling the potential that they have within them.  Facebook, Twitter, and all the different sorts of social networking distract our young people from taking the time necessary to develop healthy relationships with their peers and older people as well as engage in activities that will develop and strengthen them for the time whenever they go out into the work place to find a job to make a living for themselves.  Also, many young people are having to face great violence in our school systems due to the plethora of school shootings that have taken place in our public schools across the country.

I would encourage the young people to follow what those two verses of scripture and study very diligently and apply it to their lives.  They'll need that to help prepare them for the future.  God expects us to use the gift that's within us and to develop and use it for the glory of God.  That's what the young people need to do with their talents this school year.  The young people are our future and if you want to know what the future of our nation is going to be like, take a look at the state of our young people in our society today.  That's why it's important why they need to be educated.  First of all, they need the Lord in their life.  They need to be saved and to follow the Lord.  Secondly, they need an education to help them to prepare for their future.  We pray and hope that you all have a very safe and productive school year. 

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