February 2022 Student Newsletter

Do You Have A Strong Desire For God's Word?
Russell Haffner

I commend you for enrolling in the school. Your decision is proof of your desire to learn more concerning God and His word. This wonderful attitude reminds me of the inspired words of the psalmist who wrote in Psalm 119:104-105, "Through Your precepts I get understanding; therefore, I hate every false way. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."

The entirety of Psalm 119 serves as a great source for developing a deep respect and love for the word of God. It expresses the affection we should have for God's revealed will. It stirs within our hearts a deep and abiding love for the Scriptures and motivates us to study the deep things of our Creator that we might know Him better, love Him more and obey Him completely.

In verse 17 we find, "Deal bountifully with Your servant, That I may live and keep Your word." This request made by the psalmist is not a plea for blessings simply for the sake of blessings; but rather, that he might live and obey God's word. In the next verse he says, "Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law." The psalmist understands that he must open his eyes to the "wondrous things" of God's law. If we are not willing to open our eyes we will never truly understand and appreciate the Scriptures. God has given us free will to choose to open our eyes or keep them closed to His truth. We must have open eyes and indeed open minds to receive the instructions found in the Bible. An open mind is the first step to understanding and loving God's instructions.

In verse 97 the psalmist writes, "Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day." We must develop in our hearts a love for God's word and a love for learning. Your decision to enroll in the school is evidence of your love for the Scriptures and desire to gain understanding of the Bible's truth. May you search the Bible daily with an open mind and loving heart dedicating yourself to obeying its teachings.

I Lost My Password

Perhaps you have lost your password and don’t know how to proceed. In our records student passwords are encrypted and not visible, but there are steps you can take to reset your password if it has been lost:

  1. From the homepage of the School, select the "LOGIN" button on the blue menu bar at the school website, which will take you to the bottom of the page to the login form.
  2. Choose the "Lost Password" link below the form (https://school.wvbs.org/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword).
  3. A new page asking for your email address will be presented. Simply enter the email address you used when setting up your account, click the reCAPTCHA checkbox and then click the "Get New Password" button.
  4. At this point an email will be sent to the email address you entered. In the email there will be a reset link to verify that you do indeed own the email address you entered.
  5. After clicking the reset link in your email, you will be given the opportunity to create a new password. The website will auto-populate the input field with a randomly generated set of characters, but you can type-in whatever you choose. Click the "Reset Password" button, then click on the WVBS Online Bible School logo to go to the main page and login using your new password. If you experience problems in resetting your password please let us know (https://school.wvbs.org/about/contact-us/).