Hope To The End ...... POEMS

To Be Educated

TO BE EDUCATED
by Carolyn Caines

If I learn my ABC's, can read 600 words per minute, and can write with perfect
penmanship, but have not been shown how to communicate with the Designer of
all language, I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

If I can deliver an eloquent speech and persuade you with my stunning logic, but
have not been instructed in God's Wisdom, I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

If I have read Shakespeare and John Locke and can discuss their writings with keen insight, but have not read the greatest of all books--The Bible--and have no
knowledge of its personal importance, I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

If I have memorized addition facts, multiplication tables, and chemical formulas,
but have never been disciplined to keep God's Word in my heart,
I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

If I can explain the law of gravity and Einstein's theory of relativity, but have
never been instructed in the unchangeable laws of the One Who orders our universe, I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

If I can classify animals by their family, genus, and species, and can write a
lengthy scientific paper that wins an award, but have not been introduced to the Maker's purpose for all creation, I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

If I can recite the Gettysburg Address and the Preamble to the Constitution, but
have not been informed of the Hand of God in the history of our country,
I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

If I can play the piano, the violin, six other instruments, and can write music that
moves men to tears, but have not been taught to listen to the Director of the
Universe and worship Him, I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

If I run cross-country races, star in basketball and do 100 push-ups without
stopping, but have never been shown how to bend my spirit to do God's will,
I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

If I can identify a Picasso, describe the style of da Vinci, and even paint a portrait
that earns an A+, but have not learned that all harmony and beauty comes from a
relationship with God, I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

If I graduate with a perfect 4.0 and am accepted at the best university with a full scholarship, but have not been guided into a career of God's choosing for me,
I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

If I become a good citizen, voting at each election and fighting for what is moral
and right, but have not been told of the sinfulness of man and his hopelessness
without Christ, I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

However, if one day I see the world as God sees it, and come to know Him,
Whom to know is Life Eternal;

And glorify God by fulfilling His purpose for me,
THEN, I HAVE BEEN EDUCATED!


Jeremiah 9:23, 24 "Thus saith the LORD,
'Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might,let not the rich man glory in his riches:
But let him that glorieth glory in this,that he understandeth and knoweth ME"

Colossians 2:8...."Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit,after the tradition of men,after the rudiments of the world,and not after
Christ "(Jesus).

2 Timothy 3:7..."ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth".

Thank you Daniel New and family for sharing this with us.
For updates on Michael New please see
http://www.mikenew.com

NEW SCHOOL PRAYER
http://hopetotheend.com/nsprayer.html
Thank you S. Joan Frances Crowley, BVM for sending this to us.

Salvation http://hopetotheend.com/sal.html


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