Friday, July 20, 2018

Why Learn

Students ask, “Why do I need to learn this when I can just Google it?”

I see two flaws with that kind of thinking.

1. If you don't learn anything, how do you even know there's something you can Google?

2. Google and other search engines can only display information and point us to information sources that are available online. There are still wide and deep categories of knowledge that have existed well outside and before the Internet that have not made their way online yet.

In contrast, the Scriptures refer to God as being “unsearchable.”

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable” (Isaiah 40:28).

He cannot be comprehensively contained for searching. We will never reach the outer limits of what it means to know God.

“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; And His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts” (Psalm 145:3-4).

To pass on the faith and the knowledge of God from one generation to the next—that is a reason to learn!

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