from birds to birch trees, God designed
them all. Everything brings glory to Him,
including school subjects.
God gave us math so we can count our
every blessing. He gave us science so we can
discover what He made. He gave us history
so we can see how obedience and disobedience lead to different consequences. He
gave us language so that we can have a relationship with Him.
2. Subjects are Interrelated and
Subjects are not isolated from each other,
and neither is one more important than another. On the contrary, they all interrelate
to each other. They all proceed from God,
and they all point back to Him. The only
reason we have specific subjects is so that
finite humans can grasp the infinite God.
Subjects are reflections of God’s character;
each one shows us a part of who He is. To
eliminate one is like taking one of God’s characteristics away. It doesn’t work. It leaves you
with an incomplete, false picture of reality.
3. God Calls us to Study
Often we blame our disinterest in learn-
ing on the fact that it is hard. Studying is
hard. It is work. For some reason, we con-
vince ourselves that since it’s hard it’s not
worth doing. This just isn’t true, and deep
down inside, we know it.
“If we let ourselves, we shall always be
waiting for some distraction or other to end
before we can really get down to our work.
The only people who achieve much are
those who want knowledge so badly that
they seek it while the conditions are still
unfavorable. Favorable conditions never
come.” –C. S. Lewis
God not only made all the subjects for us
to study, He gave us a brain, so we can! He
wants us to study His Word and His world
diligently, and through that, discover more
about Him. He can’t wait for us to find out
all the amazing things He made.
“It is the glory of God to conceal a thing:
but the honour of kings is to search out a
matter” (Proverbs 25: 2).
What is the secret of studying? To know
God and to make Him known.
This semester, please don’t forget to have
a teachable heart. Study as unto the Lord,
no matter what subject it is. They all belong
to Him, and they all point back to Him.
May the truth set you free!
Courtney Peetz is a fifteen-year-old girl who is
trying to follow Jesus with all her heart. When
she is not doing school, you can find her reading, writing, thinking, cooking, or taking pictures with her camera. She writes for American Christian Beliefs Political Army of Kids
and Cliff's Brink, along with working on far
too many books at once. As a Christian author she wants to introduce people to Jesus in
the special way that only can be accomplished
What is the secret
of studying? To
know God and
to make Him