Day Ten: How important you think education is
As a lifelong bookworm and aspiring writer, I believe education is a very important part of life. I believe that both formal education and informal education can enrich our minds to help us become more intelligent, well rounded human beings. God gave us a brain for a reason, and I believe it’s our job to be good stewards of it, making the most of each opportunity to learn and become better equipped to serve our Lord and Savior.
Many Christians have become critical of education (particularly colleges) in recent years, due to increasing secularism in school curriculums, but I do not believe that education itself is to blame for this. True knowledge will always lead us back to knowledge and as Christians, it’s our job to answer through a Biblical lens the age-old-question—what is truth?
Some of us have had the opportunity to go to Christian schools and colleges and I think it’s awesome that option exists. Due to the great minds of many believers collaborating for the purpose of creating a Christ-centered Christian learning environment, there are many fine and prestigious Christian schools available to us. Others of us, have landed in secular schools. While this is definitely the much more difficult option (I was at a secular school last semester for the first time in my life), God can use us even in those situations. Wherever we are, it’s important that we always work hard and glorify God as we strive to make the most of the brain that God has given us.
We also need to, in the midst of pursuing an education, make sure we’re well rounded. It can be all too easy to center your life completely around schoolwork, which I believe is unhealthy and unbalanced approach. School is important, but so are family, friends, and faith. Those things should always come first for us, no matter how demanding the school we attend is. We need to be sure to set aside time in our day for other things besides just school in order to live healthy and balanced lives.
How about you? What are your thoughts about education? I’d love to hear them in the comments section below!