WHY WE LEARN

In the closing words of Peter's second letter to the church, he encourages his readers to always "grow in knowledge" of the faith. Jesus, in answering the question of what the greatest commandment is, includes loving God with one's mind as part of His response. Paul tells Timothy that believers should study the Scriptures because every word therein is useful for "teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness."

As we grow in our love for God, we grow in our dedication to more fully appreciate and understand the wonderful truths about Him and His creation. The reverse is equally true. As we seek to more deeply understand the things of God—as we deepen our grasp of His goodness—our love and appreciation for Him flourish.

Learning, then, becomes a means to know God's Story on a deeper level. And it's a story worth knowing.