As young people we attend school. The teacher stands before a classroom of students giving instructions. These instructions will reveal which answers on upcoming tests will be the correct ones. There are students who will not listen and unfortunately will give incorrect answers on the tests.
There is another school. Our teacher is Jesus Christ and His instructions are in the Bible. During quiet times and prayer He demonstrates comfort and encouragement. He reveals things in our hearts that otherwise we would never have considered. The more we listen the more we are prepared when the tests of life come.
There are always people who will not take the time and many will not care. Some even think it’s a cool thing to do to not follow any rules. A lot of these people will have a following of others who want to be like them. Unfortunately this lifestyle comes with consequences that are not visible at first. The type of logic they use is not the type that leads to security for an eternal future.
Each day is precious and has been created by Him and for Him and He wants to include us. The more we want to know about Him the more He will show us His perfect wisdom and knowledge. It will keep us out of trouble and prevent a lot of unwanted surprise obstacles down the road.
Mark 4:24-25 New Living Translation
Then He added, “Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given—and you will receive even more. To those who listen to My teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them.”