In this time of graduation, what is the purpose of education?
[Steve Myers] At my junior high school in the auditorium, they had an inscription above the stage that was written in stone. And I didn't notice it till the day we were graduating from junior high school, and the principal pointed it out that day. And everybody looked up at the stage area where this inscription was and it said, "Enter to learn," but then he also pointed the second half out which was, "Go forth to serve." And what a powerful statement especially when it comes to this time of graduation, "Enter to learn, go forth to serve." What is education really about? It should be about learning yourself so that you can serve others. And that is a great biblical principle. When you think of how many times we're admonished to serve others, it's one of the great commandments when you boil them down, is that you love God and you love people.
You know, when you summarize the Ten Commandments, that's what it comes down to, serving others, loving others. And we're told this over and over and over again in Scripture. In fact, I was reminded of what it says in 1 Peter 4:10 1 Peter 4:10As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
American King James Version×. It says this, "As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God." God has blessed us with this great calling, now it's time to put the gifts that God has given into practice, and we can serve. And whether it's entering our workplace that we may serve others, whether it's entering into our family to serve others, whether it's entering into an educational institution so that we can learn and then go forth to serve and give to others, all of those applications are so important that we make that a part of our lives. So let's do this very thing, especially at this graduation time of the year, enter to learn, go forth to serve.
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