On his Patheos.com blog, Timothy Dalrymple wrote an open letter to college freshmen, encouraging them to become “the individual you most truly…are, the one God dreamt of when he made you—and not the person that you or your parents or friends think you should be.” His insights included:
▪ Seek wisdom, not merely intelligence: Dalrymple notes that, during his college years, he saw many intelligent people doing foolish and immoral things. Wisdom is more important and rare than intelligence because it seeks goodness and truth more than personal academic advancement.
▪ Seek fellowship, not merely friends: Sharing a common faith is a powerful bond between people. As Dalrymple writes, “It’s a great joy to be surrounded by people your age who love God and seek to live their lives according to His word.”
Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
(1 Chronicles 16:10)
Father, bless all who seek Your face.