Mark 10: 14 (NKJV)
But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.
Never forget that God loves you, and the kingdom of God is meant for you.
*2* Blessed Are The Grown-Ups, For They Are To Be Respected.
Leviticus 19: 32 (NIV)
“‘Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord.’”
Job 32: 7 (NIV)
“. . . . Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.”
The wisdom of the adults is priceless. Observe what they say and do that’s right and wrong; if nothing else, you’ll learn from their mistakes.
*3* Blessed Are The Teachers, For Their Job Is A Rough One.
James 3: 1 (NRSV)
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.
The teachers are there to help you learn. Take the teacher sup on that offer. The better behaved you are, the more you will learn from them.
*4* Blessed Are They Who Ask Questions, For They Shall Receive Answers.
Luke 11: 9 (NKJV)
“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
Sometimes it’s scary to ask questions in class when it seems like everybody knows the answers except you. But just like that saying “the squeaky wheel gets the grease,” those that ask for help usually get it.
*5* Blessed Are They That Follow The Golden Rule, For They Are Truly Pure In Heart.
Matthew 7: 12 (NKJV)
Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
This is often called the “Golden Rule.” You’d be surprised how difficult it is to follow. Even adults have a hard time with this one. However, you'll be a blessing to others when you follow it.
*6* Blessed Are Those Who Study And Do Homework; For A’s and B’s Shall Be Theirs.
2 Timothy 2: 15 (KJV)
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
If you don’t hustle to do the homework and study to learn the lessons, the one who will lose in the end is you. Learn this lesson now while you have time and are in a place that will greatly impact your future.
*7* Blessed Are Those That Listen, For They Shall Hear God’s Voice.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NKJV)
Pray without ceasing.
God likes hearing from His children. Pop quizzes, trips to the principal’s office, and final exams should not be the only times God hears from you!
1 Kings 19:12 (NKJV)
And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
Teachers aren't the only ones that love when children listen. God wants His children listening to Him. Keep those prayer lines of communication open so that you are talking to Him and so that He can talk to you.
*8* Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted For Righteousness’ Sake, For Theirs Is The Kingdom Of Heaven.
Matthew 5: 10 (NKJV)
Sometime during kindergarten – 12th grade and definitely college, you will meet classmates that feel the Christian faithwalk is for babies, and the tenants of faith aren’t applicable to young adults. Following God’s rules will “put you on the outs” with folk – including some of your friends. You won’t feel like you’re blessed, but remember that you are. After all, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8: 31b KJV)