7 Things Wise Students Do

I love coming across old articles. Before reading it I look into what was happening in the world during that time period in order to give myself a better understanding of its content. I recently found this newsletter from 1995 and discovered that no matter what year an article was written, if it is about God and His Word, the information given is timeless. I would like to share with you what they believed were the seven things wise students do. You will see they are relevant still today.

The goal of Christian school students is to honor Christ by doing their best in school and in so doing prepare themselves to live a life that is pleasing to God. There are predictable patterns and habits of those students who are wise.

One: Wise students accept Christ as their personal Savior. Priority one in a Christian school is that students know Christ. The spiritual transformation of a wholehearted conversion to Christ is often more pronounced in children and young people than it is in adults. There is a positive change in their personality. They have a sense of hope and peace that settles them down inside. When a student accepts Christ, there is a "deep settled peace" that transcends the anxiety and tension of our times. Thankfully, this tranquillity of soul often carries over into a student's academic life. A student who is at peace on the inside can better apply himself to his studies.

Two: You have seen those bumper stickers that say, "As long as there are test, there will be prayers in school." That slogan is meant to be a spoof on the ban on prayer in the public schools. In Christian schools prayers are not a problem. In fact, we encourage them. Wise students will pray not only about tests in school but about the tests of everyday living. A wise student will be in constant prayer communication with God. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 tells us, "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." Being consistent in prayer is the key to a stable life accompanied by God's blessing.