School of Life by Ian Coate

School of Life

School is a place or institution for learning, teaching and testing.

Our life on Earth is the school we attend before graduating to eternity – it is certainly a place of learning, teaching and testing.  While alive, we are in attendance – but being present doesn’t imply we are paying attention or learning our lessons.  As with any school, our choices determine whether we pass or fail.  If we have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ we immediately get a pass (to Heaven).  If we fail to believe in Christ and reject God’s gift of salvation, sadly our eternity will be Hell.

Those who graduate to Heaven still have to receive their final grade – somewhere between A+ and D-.  The overall grade will be determined by: how we fared in life’s people tests, thinking tests and system tests; also how we handled prosperity, adversity and the various Christian commissions.

God has given us the BIBLE – often referred to as: ‘Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth’.  If we study the lessons within and apply them to our daily circumstances we will pass all our tests with flying colours.  When we are concentrating on God’s Word, our thinking and actions will naturally imitate the thinking and actions of our Lord Jesus Christ.

However, if we skip class because we are too preoccupied with the things of this world, we should not be surprised when we fail life’s many tests.  We may accumulate a lot of stuff here on Earth, but as the old saying goes: you can’t take it with you.  We can’t expect to receive good marks (rewards) in Eternity if we failed to complete our primary assignments here on Earth. When we finally graduate from life (through death), and stand for our report before God’s throne, we will all wish to hear our Supreme Principal (God) say to us: ‘Graduated from the School of Life – WITH HONOURS.’

“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.” Matthew 25:21.

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