Incremental but Continuous Growing

You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked;
but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

2 Peter 3:17-18

LORD Jesus, we praise You for not leaving us without Your Counsel. Forgive us, O God we ask, whenever we are tempted to neglect the study of Your Word. Enable us to diligently seek Your Wisdom and Your Understanding, and help us to spread the Seed. One plants, another waters, but You, O God, will give the Increase. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.

Incremental — The first time I had come across this fancy word was during our second time of homeschooling. It had been the number one selling point for the math curriculum, and we ended up buying and using this particular one.

What happens while students are learning the incremental way? Two things. First of all, new concepts are broken down in bite-sized pieces. They are studied bit by bit. Once introduced, each new concept is constantly being reviewed — over and over again — until it is known by heart.

The more the student grows in the knowledge of a certain fact, because it is continuously practiced by her, the greater the gap between the exercises will be. There will never come a time, though, when she will not come across this concept again. It will just happen that, from a specific time onward, she will get to use her knowledge in a more sporadic way.

Her learning of new concepts will be incremental, but she will continuously grow in using the old ones as well as the newer ones.

Incremental and continuous growing faith — that will be our topic for this week.

Continue to pray, sing, and study God’s Word today.

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