For most of my life I have been a poor scholar. At school I did the minimum to take the grades but if we follow Jesus Christ He turns us into ardent scholars of the Kingdom of Heaven. If we are not willing to be taught by Him, to be tutored, coached and guided then we will not graduate, we will not make it into the kingdom of Heaven.
We must go into the kingdom of heaven through much tribulation. Jesus teaches us through suffering. He, even though He was the Son of God, learned through what He suffered and if we follow Him we will suffer and we will suffer until the very end because we will be scholars of His kingdom until the very end of our lives. It is only those who are willing to learn, who are willing to be guided by the Holy Spirit, those who submit themselves to Jesus Christ and who are taught and guided by the Holy Spirit, it is only those who will qualify in the end and make it into the Kingdom of Heaven. If we refuse to be taught and coached and disciplined by the Holy Spirit then we will not be suitable to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, then we will not graduate and have eternal life.
Are you a scholar of the Kingdom of Heaven? Are you teachable? Do you submit to Jesus and are you guided by the Holy Spirit? Do you expect to graduate because you have finished the curriculum and you have met the requirements of the Examiner? Are you pleasing to Jesus in everything you do? Are you a scholar of the Kingdom of Heaven?
May Jesus bless your.