Reading, Writing & Arithmetic used to be the basics of school. Children would learn their letters in kindergarten and start learning to read about second grade. Writing was done with a pencil and wide ruled paper that had little dotted lines in the middle so you would know how to write a capital letter and how to write a lower case letter. Arithmetic was really about adding and subtracting and multiplication and division.
Now kids learn to read in preschool; writing is “typed” on a computer and no one even knows what the word “arithmetic” means. Math problems are done on calculators and spreadsheets. Things change.
But there’s one thing that doesn’t change. Malachi 3:6 says, “I the Lord do not change.” and Hebrews 13:8 says “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” 1 Peter 1:25 in the Message Bible says “God’s word goes on and on forever.”
Three reminders that the Lord and His word never change. As you study the never-changing word of God, go back to basics:
Read His Word.
Write down your prayers in a prayer journal.
Use your math skills to count your blessings.
Reading, Writing & Arithmetic. I guess as some things change, some things really do stay the same!