The second you’re born you start learning about the world around you. In fact, you started learning while you were still inside your mom. You learned she loved you. You learned to know her heartbeat. You learned to find your fingers and toes. And then you were born. And then the whole world was a place to learn about. But once you got old enough to understand words and what they meant, you started learning things like adding and subtracting…and spelling…and drawing. Out of all things you learn, what do you think is the best thing to start learning more about? I’ll give you a hint. It’s bigger than a breadbox, but it’s invisible. Know what it is?
The Bible says the best place to start learning is in “the fear of the Lord”. Does that sound spooky? It shouldn’t because it’s not talking about fear like being afraid of wolves and bears in a dark forest. When the Bible says “the fear of the Lord“, it’s talking about knowing how God is the only one powerful enough to create the whole world and everything in it. It’s about knowing how God gives us life. We don’t give it to ourselves. We can’t. And since God is that mighty and strong, it’s a good idea to start learning as much about Him as possible. Don’t you think so?
There’s nobody in the whole world cooler to learn about than God. Just look at the very first 6 days He started creating the whole world. He said some words, and the earth popped into place. He said some more words and sun and moon and all the stars appeared. Think about that. If God can say words and make the whole world and us, too, then don’t you think He’s somebody you ought to get to know. Well, what are you waiting for? Start learning. And here’s a rhyme to help you remember…
Start learning about the one, living Lord.
Put knowledge inside your head,
And when you read something He has to say,
Go back and read what you read.
As you get older you’ll see what I mean…
Go add and subtract and spell.
Then learn all about the one, living Lord.
He made you and loves you well.