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Friday, July 19, 2013

Laude How Cum

My undergraduate career was less than stellar.  While my friends graduated Magna Cum, Summa Cum, and Cum Laude, mine was more along the lines of Laude How Cum.  We had to have a 2.0 on a 4 point scale to walk.  I did not expend any more effort than was absolutely necessary.
Studying the Bible can completely transform you, it did me.  Thoughts at DTTB.
Then about six weeks after graduation life changed.  I was shown how to study the Bible, and I was completely blown away.  Since then Psalm 119:97 – 104 is a fairly good description of my life.  I quickly developed an unquenchable thirst for the Bible, a thirst that has not abated in 37 years.  It changed me.  It changed the way I learn.  It changed the way I read.  It changed what I read.  It gave me analytical tools that I have used in multiple job and consulting situations.  It gave me insight into people that before I completely missed.

Fourteen years after that study, I enrolled in seminary, four years later I graduated with Laude How Cum reversed and the “How,” answered.  I was completely transformed by the Word.

It still does that.  I have seen it over and over again in the lives of those whom the Lord has allowed me to introduce to the joy of diving deeply into His Book.  If you haven’t, take the plunge.

1 comment:

  1. And how thankful we who know you are, that God stepped in! Your influence and impact on countless (with hopefully many more to come) is also life-changing.

    Keep pressing on - I suspect there's still a lot to learn...