JUN 11  / Sunday – Read Philippians 1:9-11

Overview: God wants us to pursue Him, to discover what we truly need in our lives, to guide us through the plans He has set for us from the day we were born. So what do graduates have to look forward to?

12 / Mon – School’s out!  |  Read Phil  1:3-11

Tis the season for cap/gowns and diplomas. Graduation ceremonies often mean the end of a student’s education. Or does it? If you are older than 25, you know that learning doesn’t stop when you leave school. And your spiritual learning never ends. Read Paul’s prayer for his friends and co-workers in Christ in verse 9-11, including the reason and the end result he asks for. God has started something in you and He will carry it through to completion (v 6). Are you actively learning and applying new insights to your everyday life? If not, ask God where to start.

13 / Tue – Wise living  |  Read Prov 2:1-6, 9-11 / Prov 3:5-7, 21-22 / Prov 9:10

Someone has described the difference between knowledge and wisdom as this..the first consists of facts you’ve learned while the second is knowing how to apply that information wisely in real life. If you want to learn a wiser way to live, Proverbs is an excellent place to start. What insights do you find as you read through the verses above? Ask God to show you one thing you could start applying today. Wisdom is something God grows in you so don’t be discouraged if it takes time.

14 / Wed – Good descriptions and practical goals  |  Read James 1:5, 19-20 and 3:13-17

James wrote a short letter but it is filled with powerful truth and challenging words that move the reader to self-evaluation. Where does James tell you to go to find wisdom in 1:5? What practical guideline or goal does he give in 1:19? In chapter 3, you can read his clarifying description of true wisdom. How might this help you to determine if what you’re hearing from others is wise advice? How might these words temper your own speech and help you make wiser decisions?

15 / Thu – Fruit inspection  |  Read 2 Peter 1:1-9

Did you know a believer in Christ can become ineffective and spiritually unproductive? How can you avoid that? Peter starts his letter with strong assurance that God has given you everything you need for a godly life. Through what source (v 3-4)? What are some promises in scripture that you have claimed for yourself? Godliness is not something that just happens. It is a learned lifestyle. Your part in the process is described in v 5-9. In which of these are you growing? Where are you stuck? When you ask God for His help, He will give it because these are His goals for you.

16 / Fri – Moving past the facts  |  Read 2 Tim 3:7 / Eph 4:1, 12-16 / 2 Tim 3:16-17

It’s good to have the desire to learn but the purpose is not just to acquire facts. The end goal is to know truth. But learning something does not always ensure understanding it, as Timothy points out. God’s plan is that you grow in understanding to become mature, not rattled by every new idea that comes your way. Who are you learning from? Does their teaching line up with the Word of God? The Holy Spirit will help you discern truth when you listen to Him.

17 / Sat – Learn to think differently  |  Read Is 55:8-9 / Rom 12:2 / 2 Cor 10:5

Learning to think God’s thoughts will transform your mind and change the way you understand the world. Things are not always as they seem. Only God has complete knowledge and understanding. He sees what’s hidden and will show you what you need to know. Your part is to capture random thoughts running through your head, examine them closely and reject what doesn’t line up with God’s thoughts and ways. How will you store His truth in your head for tumultuous times?


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