What's an Encouraging Scripture to Write in a Graduation Card?


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An encouraging scripture to write in a card for new graduates is 1 Corinthians 13:11-12. The scripture text is "When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known."

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Graduation marks the transition into another phase of adulthood and is a celebration of student's progression to the next level of life and mastery of knowledge. This scripture highlights how new graduates have learned and the importance of putting the lessons they have learned into practice.

1 Corinthians 13:11 is commonly used in reference to adulthood. Adding the next verse, 1 Corinthians 13:12, makes this more suitable for graduation ceremonies because it is specifically about gaining new knowledge. Newly graduated students will be encouraged by the specific reference to all the information their education has given them. They will appreciate that the reassurance that there will always be more to learn in the future and that their knowledge will deepen as time progresses.

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