DCLM HIGHER EVERYDAY 30 July 2022 — A student must study
DCLM Higher Everyday 30 July 2022 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — A student must study
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TOPIC: A STUDENT MUST STUDY
TEXT: 2 TIMOTHY 2:14-19
14Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
17And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
18Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
19Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
MEMORY VERSE: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 TIMOTHY 2:15).
J. Oswald Sanders stated, “In an age in which people have more leisure than ever before in the history of the world, many claim that they have no time to read. That excuse is never valid with a spiritual leader.”
One of the surest ways of acquiring knowledge is by reading books. Students who fail to study always live to regret the consequence of their action. Knowledge is potential power. It drives away ignorance and instills light for productivity and excellence. Apostle Paul challenged his spiritual son, Timothy, to give himself to studying the word of God and other related books. He made him to understand that studying would earn him mastery and competence in ministry as a preacher. He would be confident to preach because of his acquired knowledge through reading.
As a youth, are you reading relevant academic and religious books? Researches have shown that many students fail nowadays because they fail to read. The knowledge the examiners look for in exams is hidden in the books students fail to read. A student must study hard for excellence.
QUOTE: A student must study hard for excellence.
CHALLENGE: Knowledge is hidden in books.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, give me grace to study well, in Jesus’ Name.
1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)