Thoughts From Seminary On What’s Important

A speaker at the school recently said something along these lines: “there are plenty of things you have to read for seminary, but I hope you have learned the difference between what is assigned and what is important.”

He was not justifying laziness with our work, but instead reminding us of our purpose. I have been called here to learn as much as I can about God so that I may reflect his beauty and proclaim his loving truth with every breath and action.  The best source we have about God is that which he has written himself, Scripture. Reading 1000 theologians cannot affect the heart like an encounter with the living God through the living word. Theologians have value, but they do little more than polish the gem that God has placed in our hands. I pray that you treasure it, read it, and live it daily!