Day 11

Grades that Glory Phi God
Rom. 12:11

By Min. DJ

Are you fired up for God? Are you living holy? Are you serving the Lord? If not, you definitely should be. Living holy and serving God with fervor & fire is an important part of Glory Phi’ng God in your spirit, soul and body. Every Christian should be actively serving in the church, using their gifts and talents to build up the Body of Christ. However, there is more to the G-Phi-G lifestyle than that. Let’s look at Romans 12:11.

"Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;"

Ro 12:11

This scripture points out three things the Apostle believed was important for the believer, and right at the top of the list is taking care of business. In a word, slothful means to be lazy, so the scripture is saying not to be lazy in business. He’s not talking about entrepreneurship here. He’s talking about how you handle your business, which as a teenager is primarily your schoolwork. Are you lazy when it comes to your schoolwork, homework and studying? Why do you think the Apostle Paul listed this before talking about being on fire for God and serving the Lord? It’s because how you take care of your personal business is likely how you’ll treat God’s business. Laziness is a very, very dangerous habit and if left unchecked it will eventually spill into every area of your life and can ruin everything. Proverbs 10:4 basically says that

A person that handles their business with a slack or lazy hand will undoubtedly become a poor bum!

Laziness is probably one of the biggest issues with teenagers that don’t do well in school. Laziness doesn’t mean you won’t do anything. It means you’ll only do what you feel like doing when you feel like doing it. If you operate like that, you can’t expect to ever have good success. You’re not going to feel like taking care of business all the time, but if you’ll do what you know you need to do anyway, the other half of Proverbs 10:4 says that you will undoubtedly become rich. Rich or poor? The choice is yours. You make that choice everyday at school when you decide to talk and play or pay attention in class. Every day you come home and do your homework or talk on the phone all night instead, you’re choosing your future. Your grades do matter! A Christian’s grades should glorify God because they reflect how they handle their business. Do your grades G-Phi-G?