GOD’S SCHOOLROOM

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Many of us have gone to school for years.  Some people go to receive that prestigious degree, others graduate and move into jobs and the classroom is a distant memory.  All of humanity exists in the schoolroom of life.  And there are those who recognize that we are in GOD’S schoolroom from the time we are born until we die.

GOD’S SCHOOLROOM IS BETTER THAN ANY EARTHLY SCHOOLROOM.

HIS classroom never disappoints.  I am truly fascinated about the lessons the LORD teaches me.  Some lessons I am very aware of when they occur.  Some happen over and over.  And some I am not sure of, but I trust that if I don’t let myself get ahead of GOD that with time, HE will reveal to me what HE needs me to learn.  And then there are those lessons that because of my flesh, I completely mess up and wonder how I got there in the first place!  Oh how we have to “teach” the flesh what the spirit has learned!

When was the last time you walked into a lion’s den?  Or when did you last have to defend your faith?  What has GOD shown you about forgiveness lately?  And what about extending the hand of grace to someone who has hurt you or betrayed you?  What have you learned recently about mercy?  All of these are common lessons we need to learn in GOD’S schoolroom.

EVERY LITTLE LESSON AND EVERY BIG LESSON COMES FROM GOD!

GOD teaches us, patiently and with wisdom, but it is up to us to pay attention to what HIS word says about these lessons, and to apply them.  Don’t we wonder when a lesson comes our way again and again that GOD could be thinking this: “dear one, when will you learn?”  It’s amazing to me that our HOLY GOD is willing to “teach” us lesson after lesson until we are called home.

PSALM 89:15  “BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HAVE LEARNED TO ACCLAIM YOU, WHO WALK IN THE LIGHT OF YOUR PRESENCE, O LORD.”

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GOD’S lessons for us run deep if we let them, if we submit to them and if in the middle of them, we adore HIM still. Our spirits need to be pliable and teachable too because…….

WHO GETS THE PRAISE IN THE MIDDLE OF EACH LESSON?

HIS curriculum is like none other and if we understand GOD’S Sovereign election, we learn that all we are “taught” here on earth is specifically chosen for us.  And oh what amazing lessons we learn……to fear the LORD, to revere HIM and to worship HIM above all else.  We learn to trust a powerful GOD and to love HIM with whole heart which is a deeper love than any one love we find here on earth.

PSALM 119: 7  “I WILL PRAISE YOU WITH AN UPRIGHT HEART WHEN I LEARN YOUR RIGHTEOUS LAWS.”

Learning GOD’S laws are a must and they exist for a reason.  Otherwise we live in chaos in our own self-centered worlds.  But GOD made a way for us by sending HIS ONLY SON to die on the Cross for our sins……yes, GOD made a way for sinful man………HE loves us that much!  HIS law teaches us this…….

DEUTERONOMY 4: 10  “GATHER THE PEOPLE TO ME, THAT I MAY LET THEM HEAR MY WORDS, SO THAT THEY MAY LEARN TO FEAR ME ALL THE DAYS THAT THEY LIVE ON EARTH, AND THAT THEY MAY TEACH THEIR CHILDREN SO.”

Did you catch that?  The LORD needs us to learn all our days here on earth.  HE is the great teacher and we are HIS students.  Let’s never forget that HIS wisdom is greater than ours and HIS life lessons for us are priceless…….you cannot buy a degree from GOD.  No, you need to live it out all your days!

PROVERBS 1: 7  “THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF KNOWLEDGE; FOOLS DESPISE WISDOM AND DISCIPLINE.”

Like the great Teacher that HE is, the LORD is patient with HIS lessons for us, knowing that we are sometimes slow to learn…….I am so very thankful that HE is patient!  I often find myself repeating a lesson over and over and even then I never take for granted that I have learned all HE needs me to learn. 

Learning all that we can is a life long study of GOD……study HIS word, study HIS history, study HIM.  We will never haven enough time to study all that GOD is because HE is immeasurable, but let’s not waste our time on meaningless pursuits…….dig into HIS word today, however you can, whenever you can and let HIM teach you in HIS special way……..for the sake of HIS kingdom.  GOD sees us as the finished product and we need to learn HIS lessons in order to get there.  Remember we are HIS precious students, learning daily in the schoolroom of life!

PSALM 119:73  “YOUR HANDS HAVE MADE ME AND FASHIONED ME; GIVE ME UNDERSTANDING THAT I MAY LEARN YOUR COMMANDMENTS.”

 


4 thoughts on “GOD’S SCHOOLROOM

  1. This: “Oh how we have to “teach” the flesh what the spirit has learned!” What an intriguing way to put that, and so true!
    And YES, above all we must learn “…to fear the LORD, to revere HIM and to worship HIM above all else.” That’s the foundation upon which all else is built – the knowledge, the wisdom, the love, the worship…

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