With exasperation, the nursing student stated, “I will be glad when learning is over,” to which the professor responded, “Then you have chosen the wrong profession. Nurses are forever students who are always learning to educate themselves and their patients.”
“My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge… (Hosea 4:6).
Christians are also forever Bible Students–diligently studying our Treasure Book [the Bible] and always seeking God through prayer to receive discernment and direction from our Teacher, the Holy Spirit. We are simultaneously students and teachers faithfully witnessing to those without knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Time invested in our relationship with Jesus Christ is priceless. “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work” (Revelation 22:12).
“Life is too valuable, too full of solemn, sacred responsibilities, to be wasted in pleasing self.” Ellen G. White
Prayer: God, we are not fulfilling our roles as students nor witnessing to others to teach them of Your love. We ask for forgiveness. As we study, anoint us with the Holy Spirit and give us wisdom and discernment of Your truth. In Jesus’ Worthy name, we pray. Amen.