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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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Good Monday morning COL Mikel J. Burroughs What a great subect. I am constantly on the lookout for new ideas, new skills and new ways to use what I have learned. Just like lifting weights strengthens your body, so learning new things strengthens your mind. Find a subject that fascinates you and learn something new. You might be surpried how much you enjoy it.
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
10 mo
Very true Charlie.
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Capt Marty Hogan
Capt Marty Hogan
10 mo
Great thoughts Col
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SP5 Jeannie Carle
SP5 Jeannie Carle
10 mo
Lt Col Charlie Brown - Agree, ma'am - but some subjects take a lot more learning and a lot more time TO learn - in my case - abstract math. Yup. I've tried LOL
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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I pray that you and I our receptive to learning from each person we interact with and that we treat everybody respectfully, my friend and sister-in-Christ Lt Col Charlie Brown.
LORD I pray for humility and grace for each of YOUR adopted sons and daughters. Give us eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart sensitive to YOU Holy Spirit.
Give us each a teachable nature open to learning throughout our life.
Thank YOU, LORD for reminding us to be childlike and to resist selfishness. Empower us to love, respect and honor those around us. Empower us to be trainable and educatable with grace. Enable us to learn even as we teach by example and word.
I pray that YOU bless parents and children with a large measure of love, joy and appreciation for the wonders of life. Give parents skill, patience and compassion to train up each of their children taking advantage of the way that YOU have “bent” each one to learn best
I pray that each one of YOUR adopted children and their loved ones sleep well tonight.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ.
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PO1 H Gene Lawrence
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Good morning my RP Family. Everyday is a new learning opportunity for us. I know for me, that when I search for something, to respond to the motivational quotes, I find so many diverse interesting things, that I did not know before. Learning and educating ourselves can be fun and very rewarding. What does the Bible have to say about learning and education? I found something in Got Questions that addresses this and I wanted to share that with you. Have a blessed day today and always.

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What does the Bible say about education?

Bible educationaudio Question: "What does the Bible say about education?"

Answer: Solomon wrote, “Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body” (Ecclesiastes 12:12). Any student who has pulled an all-nighter, crammed for a test, memorized an equation, or pored over a textbook can verify the truth of that statement. Solomon’s point was that there are more important things than simply amassing knowledge—namely, fearing God and obeying Him (verses 13-14).

That is not to say that education is unimportant. In fact, Jesus Himself learned. One of the only things we know of His childhood is that He “grew in wisdom” as He grew “in stature” (Luke 2:52). That is, the Son of God voluntarily put Himself in a position where He needed to assimilate knowledge as a man. Education was part of the process.

The church has historically promoted education and the improvement of the mind. The Reformer John Calvin was a strong advocate for universal education, believing that every child should be trained in reading, writing, math, and grammar, as well as religion. Martin Luther taught that education was essential, “both to understand the Word of Scripture and the nature of the world in which the Word would take root.” The modern Sunday school movement began in 1780 when Robert Raikes began educating poor children who were otherwise overlooked by society. Most universities, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Oxford, and Cambridge, were founded by Christians as religious schools.

In the book of Proverbs, a son is exhorted to heed his father’s instruction, and the application of the knowledge learned is called wisdom. The word education may not appear in the English form in the Bible, but Scripture does say a lot about the process of education, and it begins with the parent and child. The command to parents is to nurture their children in the Lord (Ephesians 6:4), and the Greek word paideia, translated “nurture” in the KJV, carries with it the idea of training, education, instruction and discipline.

Solomon tells us that the basis of all true knowledge is the fear of the Lord (Proverbs 1:7). The word fear here does not carry the idea of terror or dread; rather, it is awe and reverence for the holiness and majesty of God and a reluctance to disappoint or disobey Him. Jesus said that when we know the truth, the truth will make us free (John 8:32). Freedom from fear comes from being educated in Truth.

In Romans, the apostle Paul uses the word know or knowing eleven times. What are we to know? God’s Word. When we acquire spiritual knowledge and apply it to our lives, we serve the Lord in spirit and truth (Romans 6:11-13). Theology has been called “the queen of the sciences” because our knowledge of God informs every other area of erudition.

The Christian is to “study to shew thyself approved unto God” (2 Timothy 2:15, KJV). The NIV renders this verse, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” The Greek word translated “study” means “to give diligence, to exert oneself, or to make haste to apply oneself.” Therefore, in order to educate ourselves, we must apply ourselves to study with diligence the Word of God.

Some people see education as a cure-all for society’s ills. However, education, in and of itself, does nothing to combat ungodliness. In fact, knowledge, apart from the love of God, leads to pride (1 Corinthians 8:1). Nicodemus was “Israel’s teacher,” yet he did not understand even the basics of spiritual life (John 3:10). Paul was a highly educated man, having been trained in the best Jewish school of his day (Acts 22:3), and he used his education to communicate effectively to people of many cultures (Acts 17:28; Titus 1:12). Yet Paul’s education certainly did not make him holy (1 Timothy 1:16), and he warned of those who were “always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:7). Simply knowing facts does not make one a better person, and it is indeed possible to be a highly educated fool.

Education begins with the reality of God’s existence and the fact that He has communicated to us through creation, His Word, and His Son. As we learn more of God’s creation, our understanding of God’s wisdom and power deepens. As we study God’s Word, we become more equipped for God’s work (2 Timothy 3:16-17). As we grow in our knowledge of God’s Son (2 Peter 3:18), our love for Him increases and our service for Him intensifies.
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LTC Gene Moser
LTC Gene Moser
10 mo
Shame Gene - in your list of universities formed by religion, you left out my alma mater, The College of William and Mary in Virginia. Of the historic triangle of buildings, the Brafferton's purpose was to educate young Indians to include becoming Anglican priests. <g>
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PO1 H Gene Lawrence
PO1 H Gene Lawrence
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LTC Gene Moser - thank you for the additional information.
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LTC Gene Moser
LTC Gene Moser
10 mo
You are welcome. We are small but mighty. Sort of like the A Team.
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
10 mo
I pray that you and I our receptive to learning from each person we interact with and that we treat everybody respectfully, my friend and brother-in-Christ PO1 H Gene Lawrence and sister-in-Christ Linda Lawrence.
LORD I pray for humility and grace for each of YOUR adopted sons and daughters. Give us eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart sensitive to YOU Holy Spirit.
Give us each a teachable nature open to learning throughout our life.
Thank YOU, LORD for reminding us to be childlike and to resist selfishness. Empower us to love, respect and honor those around us. Empower us to be trainable and educatable with grace. Enable us to learn even as we teach by example and word.
I pray that YOU bless parents and children with a large measure of love, joy and appreciation for the wonders of life. Give parents skill, patience and compassion to train up each of their children taking advantage of the way that YOU have “bent” each one to learn best
I pray that each one of YOUR adopted children and their loved ones sleep well tonight.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ.
FYI SMSgt Lawrence McCarter SSG William Jones PO1 Robert George SP5 Jeannie Carle SGT Steve McFarland COL Mikel J. Burroughs SGT Wanda Shepherd SPC Michael Oles SR (Join to see)
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LTC D. Wayne Gregory
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Good morning Colonel and everyone here on Rally Point. I look at each day as a new learning experience in my personal life and my religious life. There is always something new or something that you didn't know about to be discovered in your walk in life. Don't shut the door on learning because life is one big lesson. Peace be with you all and upon your house. Have a blessed and safe Monday.
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Capt Marty Hogan
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Amen Wayne, Blessings !!!
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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I pray that you and I our receptive to learning from each person we interact with and that we treat everybody respectfully, my friend and brother-in-Christ LTC D. Wayne Gregory.
LORD I pray for humility and grace for each of YOUR adopted sons and daughters. Give us eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart sensitive to YOU Holy Spirit.
Give us each a teachable nature open to learning throughout our life.
Thank YOU, LORD for reminding us to be childlike and to resist selfishness. Empower us to love, respect and honor those around us. Empower us to be trainable and educatable with grace. Enable us to learn even as we teach by example and word.
I pray that YOU bless parents and children with a large measure of love, joy and appreciation for the wonders of life. Give parents skill, patience and compassion to train up each of their children taking advantage of the way that YOU have “bent” each one to learn best
I pray that each one of YOUR adopted children and their loved ones sleep well tonight.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ.
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