Reading, Writing & Arithmetic

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!

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