As the end of May approaches, so does the end of school. Before the days of summer begin, a few of our young people will graduate and take another step in life. For those graduating college or high school, the next step may be to further education or to a new occupation. Each person will find a different secular path, but it is important to stay on the correct spiritual path.
The wise man Solomon has provided some sayings which might aid each one, not just the graduates, in our steps of life.
Remember your parents instructions because they have experience and they care about you – “Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.” (Proverbs 1:8-9)
Remember to always trust in the Lord – “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)
Get wisdom and insight; keep learning – “Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.” (Proverbs 4:5)
When you plan, remember the Lord – “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.” (Proverbs 19:21)
To our graduates, we are proud of you and look forward to seeing where the Lord takes you. Remember to keep your eye on the prize of Heaven and press on every day towards the goal. (Philippians 3.12-14)
Just some thoughts,