"For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. " Proverbs 2:6
It's graduation season in my neck of the woods--commencement is coming soon. I love that word--really, the students are commencing with the next phase of their lives, and I'm thankful we have the opportunity to be a part of that.
I'm thankful for my students. The group that is graduating next weekend includes the first students I had upon returning from sabbatical. There are some great people in that group, and I'm thankful to see them learn and grow...and for their patience in dealing with me and my growing family.
I'm thankful that despite major cutbacks, I still have a job.
I'm thankful that the older I grow, the more I realize how much I have to learn.
I'm thankful for the opportunity to learn in Bible studies. It doesn't matter who has a degree and who doesn't; the ground is level at the foot of the cross, and I'm thankful for that.
I'm thankful that God not only gives knowledge (facts), he also gives understanding (comprehension) AND wisdom (knowing what to do with that information). And I pray that he will give my children all three of those gifts.
And thanks to Lynn for hosting Thankful Thursday at Spiritually Unequal Marriage!