FREEDOM BOARD DEVOTIONS
Text: Psalm 111-112
Thought of my day: what makes for a fulfilled life and thriving school?
NLT: 111:2: “How amazing are the deeds of the Lord; all who delight in Him should ponder them”
The Message: “Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.”
The thrust of 111: Delight in God’s works
To which yields:
Reverence for God
An understanding of the Bible
Luther,”we are accustomed to admit freely that God is more powerful than we are, but not that He is wiser than we are.. To be sure, we say that he is; but when it comes to a showdown, we do not want to act on what we say.” Boice, pg 912
Spurgeon: ” the highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which we can ever engage the attention of a child of God, is the name, the nature, the person, the work, the doings, and the existence of the great God whom he calls his Father.”
Spurgeon argued that thinking about God improves the mind and expands it.
Ps.112: The Blessedness a a student/man/woman
1. Might/ uprightness (2)
2. Riches/ righteousness (3)
3. Light/ compassion (4)
4. Good/ generosity (5)
5. Stability /faith (6)
6. Honor/ compassion (9)
Put simply, ” you become like the god you worship”
As I ponder the ramifications of our college trip to Cedarville and the presentation of the school to my daughter, I am struck by the compelling nature of their core:
To be Christ-centered
To be rigorous
To be intentional
To be balanced
Can a school prosper with a distinctive built around the following:
1. Christ-centered with an emphasis on application
Plea: I want my student to take God seriously.
2. A biblical foundation: a no-nonsense compulsion to understand the Bible
Plea: I want my student to be obedient to his commands… I want my student to delight in His words
3. Classically based competency
We behave like the God we worship.
Focusing on the fundamentals of:
excellence, comprehension, application, and expression.
Plea: I want my student to excel in the kingdom expressing her giftedness at the highest level.