Maple Spring Church of the Brethren > From the Pastor's Desk > From the Pastor’s desk…

From the Pastor’s desk…

June 11, 2018

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments,”  (Psalm 111:10).

I saw a bumper sticker recently that read, “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

I believe most of us can relate to that comment.  God’s Word states that His people perish or suffer from the lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6).  In that same passage God says,  “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me.”

 The Bible also states in Daniel 12:4 that in the last day man’s “knowledge” would increase.  Just think of how much knowledge mankind has gained just over the last 50 years.  But are we really coming to the knowledge of the truth?  Have we really learned that God can be trusted and that He will never leave us and that He will always be faithful to His children?  Are we understanding the meaning and purpose of life?

Someone once said, “There are ten things I wish I had learned before I was twenty-one.”

  • That being a Christian is really important.
  • That my life’s vocation would be what it is.
  • That my health after 30 would depend to a great degree on what I ate before I was 21.
  • That I really am a trustee of my money and possessions.
  • That being neatly and sensibly dressed is an asset.
  • That habits are difficult to break after you turn 21.
  • That worthwhile things require time, patience and work.
  • That the world gives a person just about what he deserves.
  • That a thorough education brings not only better wages, but the best of everything.
  • That absolute truthfulness in everything is invaluable.
  • And one more extra thought:  That my parents weren’t “Old Fogies”  after all.