Monday, June 20, 2011

Instruction and Knowledge

“Apply your hearts to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.” Proverbs 23:12

This summer our family was able to go to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. There was so much more to NASA than we had ever imagined. There were so many buildings, so many employees, so many different types of technology used.

We had a great time walking around and getting to see rockets, space suits, mission control, and countless treasured memorabilia items. What impressed us the most as we summed up our visit is what an amazing world God created for us to live in.

It’s amazing that God made a world for us that is part of this complex solar system that all works together rotating around the sun in perfect harmony. It’s amazing that God gave some men and women the knowledge of using the materials found on our plant to create technology that has taken us to the moon and beyond.

In today’s verse God encourages us to “Apply our hearts to instruction and our ears to words of knowledge.” Exploring this world and all of God’s creation is such a gift. God gave us this amazing world so that we can always continue to learn. When we learn more about this world, how things work, and just how much we are capable of, we also learn that much more about how amazing our God really is.

As parents we daily see how curious our children are about the world around them. What a blessing it is for us to be able to talk to them about the Love our Heavenly Father has for us to give us such a wonderful place to live. We have the opportunity to help them see how God daily provides for our needs and cares for us.

As amazing as our world is, and as thrilled as we are to see what space travel has to show us about what is there beyond our world, we have even more to look forward to when we will one day see the glory of heaven. Thanks to God’s love for us in sending His Son Jesus to win our forgiveness, in faith we have so much to look forward to seeing and learning in heaven.

Prayer: Dear Father, creator of all our blessings, thank -you for the world that You have given to us. Help us to learn and grow in the knowledge of You through our study of this world. Lead us as parents to guide our children to You as they grow and learn and explore. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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