Don't Ever Graduate
Don’t Ever Graduate!
We push and prod and counsel our children to persevere in school and graduate from high school and perhaps college too. And we do so for good reason. We deem the benefits worth the effort.
While graduation is a major goal in that arena, the Christian does not retire or graduate from studying and learning God’s Word. Religious training and study is a life-long pursuit!
Unlike the secular training one might receive, Bible study is valuable for life and eternity (see 2 Pt. 1:3). Even so, many declare themselves “graduates” of Bible study. They don’t say that in so many words, but they demonstrate it through giving precious little time to personal and public Bible study.
The Bible counsels in favor of on-going serious Bible education. Peter says, “Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that you may grow up to salvation” (1 Pt. 2:2). Quoting Moses, Jesus says, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Mt. 4:4).
Let us demonstrate on a routine basis that we are genuine students of God’s Word. In the end it will bless us more than any other kind of education or knowledge we receive. Don’t ever graduate!