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Twenty-Four Years In The First Grade

"But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law he does meditate day and night" (Ps. 1:2).

I read a short article that hit home with me and thought I would share some of it with you. It posed the question, "Can you spare twenty minutes a day?" The essence of this article posed this rather telling point. If public schools met as often as Sunday Bible school and no classes were missed, it would take twenty-four years to pass to pass one grade. If we only came to Bible class half the time, that would mean forty-eight years in the first grade.

What a though provoking statement this is. It is my humble opinion that our children, especially at an early age, learn much more in a good Sunday morning Bible class, than in worship service. We will spend, or have spent, a great portion of our lives preparing for a profession or vocation. This work will last for about 1/4 to 1/2 of a century. How much time will we spend preparing for eternity?

I believe it is important to emphasize and RE-emphasize the importance of reading, studying, and meditating on God's Word. They are the Words of Life! Someone has stated that if we would spend twenty minutes a day on a subject for twenty years, that we would become an expert in that field. If that is true, then what would twenty minutes a day for twenty years in the Word do in terms of our Bible knowledge?

We certainly live in an age where a premium has been placed on education. Many retired people are returning to college, and many of our young people are there until they are almost 30. Doesn't it make sense that with all the emphasis on education today, that we need to emphasize Bible knowledge.....Both for ourselves and our children! "O how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day" (Ps. 119:97).

Have a wonderful day...Make a difference...More walk..less talk.....Love mark Phil. 4:11

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