The Christian Student

The Christian Student

A Christian student must understand that it is sin for him to be lazy, for mental laziness is a sin. If a student has a brain capable of earning a grade of A, it is a sin for him to get only a B. If he is capable of earning a B, it is a sin for him to get only a C. If this be true in our mental life, it is also true in our spiritual life.

We are not to be lazy in our spiritual life. Man is a soul; he has a body and a spirit. We must spend much time on the body, keeping it fed and clothed, and letting it sleep in order to recuperate. But we are not to be lazy. Spiritual laziness is the cause of spiritual defeat.

My son, beware of anything beyond these things.  Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh. (Ecc.12:12)

1.  What makes Dr. Barnhouses’ advice a counterbalance to Solomon’s warning?
2. In what other ways should the Christian student distinguish him/herself from the unbelieving student?
3. What steps should a parent take to produce “The Christian” in his/her student?

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