As school re-opens, our young people need wisdom
By Elder John Settles | Register Columnist
““Wisdom is the principle thing; therefore get wisdom: and with thy getting, get understanding.” (Proverbs: 4:7)
Schools are back in session all across our nation. Our educational system is facing great challenges on both the kindergarten-through-high school level and on the college level. While great opportunities for learning abound for our young people, great obstacles also await them.
Most people I talk to feel that one of the big problems with our educational system is that God has been taken out of the classroom.
When I was a young boy in grade school, we had daily devotions, complete with scripture and prayer. Today, the classroom is much different. No prayer or Bible reading is allowed. I tell our young people at church to keep a prayer in their hearts and the word of God fresh on their mind.
David taught Solomon as a young boy that seeking God’s wisdom was the most important choice he could make. Solomon learned that lesson well. When God appeared to the new king and offered to fulfill his any request. Solomon chose wisdom above all else.
Our young people should also make God’s wisdom their first choice. They can do this by asking God for wisdom through prayer. Amen.”
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