Learning/education (about God/Bible)
"As human beings, we are always (ideally) learning. In fact, life itself is a school.
"From the earliest times the faithful in Israel had given much care to the education of the youth. The Lord had directed that even from babyhood the children should be taught of His goodness and His greatness, especially as revealed in His law, and shown in the history of Israel. Song and prayer and lessons from the Scriptures were to be adapted to the opening mind. Fathers and mothers were to instruct their children that the law of God is an expression of His character, and that as they received the principles of the law into the heart, the image Of God was traced on mind and soul. Much of the teaching was oral; but the youth also learned to read the Hebrew writings; and the parchment rolls of the Old Testament Scriptures were open to their study." - Ellen G. White, The Desire ofAges, p. 69.
After reading the highlighted text above, you'll understand completely that learning or education is really important in creating a godly life.
Many christian homes have been "shattered" because of the lack of education of Christ and the holy bible as a whole.
People take things for granted of late.
It's normal to say "there's time for everything" but people actually love using this phrase only when it's time for enjoyment or personal things but forget about it when it comes to having time for God or getting educated about God or the bible.
Have you ever wondered why it's so common to see the masses follow other religious leaders for protection, redemption and great fortunes alone and not seeking for salvation from Christ? It's because they do not read.
If only we read the bible and educated ourselves from time to time, we would realise that everything we always seek, with salvation being the ultimate, is found in the bible.
People will be damned because they didn't really get time to educate themselves with God's word.
It's not surprising, the bible even says it.
6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
If you've got kids, teach them to love God and educate them with the bible. Well, if you're not a fan of the bible, you can at least give them some great knowledge about life, interactions with people and how to be God's friend.
But how can you do it if you're not educating yourself??
Proverbs 16:16 says
16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
If you love getting educated yourself, you'll understand many things in this life. Some stories wouldn't be news to you, you won't get scared unnecessarily and the best is you'll always have this great hope within you, because you always know how it ends! And it always ends well.
I hope my little piece here has fallen on good hearts. Please, read more, get to know about Christ more and impact others with your knowledge.
God bless you for reading.