Education is a fine thing. . . as long as it doesn’t make me a snob. Education is an excellent thing. . . as long as I use it wisely. Education brings us face to face with how much we know and do not know. At this time of year, we celebrate with those who are completing a portion of their education. Some are “graduating” from preschool into grammar school; others have reached the age of graduation from junior to senior high; still others are receiving accolades from high school, college, tech school or even graduate school. If you are or have recently celebrated a graduation ceremony for any level of education, I want to wish you heartfelt congratulations!

Now that you have the knowledge, put it to use in a wise way. Alexander Pope wrote: “A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not of the Pierian spring . . .” Add to your knowledge wisdom that you may have a home that follows the ways of God.

“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to  knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and top perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 1:5-8)