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The Chalkboard of GrAce

July 25

"Teach me THY way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies." Psalms 27:11


"... a rare thing amongst us, most flunk out here!"


In order for the teaching process to begin, an honest diagnostic of one's educational goals and needs is basic.  "Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; consider your ways."  Once enrolled however, there are a host of requisite attitudes which make the learning experience both pleasant and expedient:

Attitude1 ~ Admit that ttitude you are headed in the wrong direction ... a rare thing amongst us, most flunk out here!  "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."   

Attitude2 ~ Acknowledge the LORD and HIS Word as your sole source of navigation ... this will require exceptional focus.  "In all thy ways acknowledge HIM, and HE shall direct thy paths." 

Attitude3 ~ Attend every class with a meek, humble spirit, and a willingness to learn ... you must insist on the proper perspective of who you are, relative to WHO HE is.  "The meek will HE guide in judgment: and the meek will HE teach HIS way." 

Attitude4~ Avoid the sinful tendency toward laziness ... step four demands an above par character.  "The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain." 

Attitude5 ~ Accept all of GOD'S instruction with a resolve to fulfill it in each practical application HE engineers ... take on a fighting spirit to swim upstream.  "Teach me THY way, O LORD; I will walk in THY truth: unite my heart to fear THY name." 

The surest formula for victory is found on the chalkboard of grace as taught by the TEACHER WHO authored it; and these five disciplines of the Christian Classroom make up the core curriculum necessary for straight A's in the course of life. 

 "Lead me, O LORD, in THY righteousness because of mine enemies; make THY way straight before my face." 

For Love of Country
John Marshall  (1755-1835)
(Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
"The power to tax involves the power to destroy."

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