If I learn my ABCs, can read 600 words per minute, and
can write with perfect penmanship, but have not been
shown how to communicate with the Designer of all
language,
I have not been educated.


If I can deliver an eloquent speech and persuade you
with my stunning logic, but have not been instructed in
God's wisdom,
I have not been educated.


If I have read Shakespeare and John Locke and can
discuss their writings with keen insight, but have not
read the greatest of all books - the Bible - and have no
knowledge of its personal importance,
I have not been educated.


If I have memorized addition facts, multiplication tables,
and chemical formulas, but have never been disciplined
to hide God's Word in my heart,
I have not been educated.


If I can explain the law of gravity and Einstein's theory
of relativity, but have never been instructed in the
unchangeable laws of He who orders our universe,          
                                                                                                   
I have not been educated.        

If I can classify animals by their family, genus and
species, and can write a lengthy scientific paper that
wins an award, but have not been introduced to the
Maker's purpose for all creation,
I have not been educated.


If I can recite the Gettysburg Address and the Preamble
to the Constitution, but have not been informed of the
hand of God in the history of our country,
I have not been educated.


If I can play the piano, the violin, six other instruments,
and can write music that moves men to tears, but have
not been taught to listen to the Director of the universe
and worship him,
I have not been educated.


If I can run cross-country races, star in basketball, and
do 100 push-ups without stopping, but have never been
shown how to bend my spirit to do God's will,
I have not been educated.


If I can identify a Picasso, describe the style of da Vinci,
and even paint a portrait that earns an A+, but have not
learned that all harmony and beauty comes from a
relationship with God,
I have not been educated.


If I graduate with a perfect 4.0 and am accepted at the
best university with a full scholarship, but have not
been guided into a career of God's choosing for me,
I have not been educated.


If I become a good citizen, voting at each election and
fighting for what is moral and right, but have not been
told of the sinfulness of man and his hopelessness
without Christ,
I have not been educated.


However, if one day I see the world as God sees it, and
come to know Him, Whom to know is life eternal, and
glorify God by fulfilling His purpose for me, Then,
I have been educated!
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