4th of July
you have been relatively good to me. A great and wet celebration at the Lowe’s
House, cooking in the rain, cobbler, and great company, followed by fireworks
lighting up the skies, ending in peace and contentment and rest. A beautiful
sign hanging at the church (thank you John and Veronica) and the library
reconstruction finished (thank you Minetta) and re-done song folders (thank you
Jim and Bonnie). For your reflection on school.
It is time to change gears for August if you are a teacher, parent, or school-age child. There is a comforting sameness for the start of school and an excitement of seeing friends, coworkers, and a whole lot of learning after a short summer (for me) or a long summer (for students and parents)
There is excitement and anticipation in something new and familiar. The days of relative leisure are morphed into shopping frenzies, so all supplies and clothes are ready for the first day, but in modern America something is missing at the start of public education, because...
Through God's words we gain an understanding that God is the one who gives the gift of knowledge- that is an understanding or awareness of something. The Lord however, grants knowledge to those who have an honest relationship with him.
For your reflection on school.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 4:13 Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 18:15 An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Deuteronomy 11:19 You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
Daniel 1:17 As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
Proverbs 1:5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,
Proverbs 23:12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge.
Isaiah 54:13 All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.
Proverbs 1:1-33 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, ...