Memorise Proverbs 1:7
“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”
Have you ever wondered why God wants us to serve Him? Does He need our help? Why doesn’t He just simply do all things by Himself? Why does He call us to be the bearers of the Gospel? Why doesn’t He just appear in miraculous fashion before unbelievers and speak the gospel Himself? Actually, Christ did just that, but many remain faithless. Well, the fact is, God does not need an iota of our help. He, who created and rules the universe by His very word and command, does not need us to help Him in anyway. Then why does He call us to serve Him? The answer is simply because it is for our own sanctification and growth in the faith. There is nothing we can do that will help God in anyway. He does not need our help. By His wisdom and mercies, He determined for us to be involved in His work. As we serve Him, we grow in our relationship with Him, and learn to rely on Him as we experience the various trials and hardships in serving Him. By the redeeming work of the Lord Jesus Christ, God counts us worthy to be instruments of the Most High God. And by answering the call to serve Him in obedience, we are the ones to benefit as our faith grows.
How is attending Sunday school serving God then? Our passage today exhorts children to learn the fear of the Lord. What is the fear of the Lord? It is reverential fear and knowledge that God is all powerful and requires holiness in us. The same God takes account of any sin in our lives and does not take any of it lightly. If we learn the fear of the Lord, we learn true wisdom (Proverbs 1:7). A correct understanding of the fear of the Lord comes through regular and systematic study of His Word. To know God better, we have to know His Word better. Sunday school or any other ways where God’s Word is taught faithfully is a good place to start. By attending Sunday school or Bible Study, it is in obedience to God and in that sense, we are serving Him. May your faith continue to grow and abound as you diligently seek after His Word.
Thought: Many came to believe in the Lord through Sunday School.
Prayer: Father, help me always to love your Word and to do whatever is necessary to learn and keep it.