A Different Time

A Different Time

Recently I had the opportunity to talk to a woman who purchased this cool old pin.  Local churches used to give out rewards like this for Sunday school attendance.

As you can see the person who originally wore this pin attended church for eleven years without missing a Sunday school lesson.

I wonder when churches stopped giving these pins out. I wonder if people just stopped caring about earning them. Either way, I can definitely say the pin was given in a much different time than we now live.

Somehow, we have forgotten the importance of learning the Bible. Somehow, we have neglected our due diligence toward showing ourselves approved to God.

Does anyone think that our lack of dedication and attention to the gospel, God’s Holy Word, had an impact on where we are today? Studying Scripture seems, to many, to be unimportant, unnecessary and not worthy of our time.

Oh, how the enemy loves that exact attitude. Because he knows the less we study Scripture the easier we are to deceive. I don’t know about you but I want to know the Truth so it can set me free.

So, lets study, read, memorize, and meditate on God’s Word. Then we can say,”I have done this, not for a medal or man’s praise, but for the approval of my Heavenly Father. His approval alone is enough.

“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15