Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
August 30 Scripture Selection: Proverbs 10
Food for Thought: Prov. 10:14, 16, 17
Today’s devotional is devoted to all those whose classes begin shortly or to those who have already begun the new school year. (Though in reality, it definitely applies to us all, both in spiritual and natural matters.) The Lord desires success for His children and has provided in His Word some very applicable scriptures by which to live, press ahead, and do well.
Young students especially may resent having to go to school and question why they are required to learn subjects for which they see no practical need. They may lack motivation for applying themselves because they cannot see the relevance. Though there truly may be no relevance or very little, one may not know until much later the benefit for having stored up knowledge in that area. The Bible says that wise people do store up knowledge. One never knows when such information will come in handy.
God honors effort, not necessarily the top grades. He tells us in Proverbs 10:16, 17, “The labor of the righteous leads to life; he who keeps instruction is in the way of life.” This is true whether in school, in the work place, or no matter where we are. So, regardless of the subject or assignment, it pleases the Lord greatly when we to do all for His glory, and heartily (our best), all in the name of the Lord Jesus (I Cor. 10:31; Col. 3:17, 23). We would never offer to the Lord half-hearted or sloppy work! As we submit our work to Him as an offering of praise, He receives it and blesses the work of our hands. And that leads us to a prosperous, successful life.
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):