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Recently, someone said to me that she appreciated that when I talk about why Jeremy and I homeschool, I make it clear that we believe we are called, personally, to homeschool. She went on to say that most homeschoolers she knows give her the impression that homeschooling is the only way. I thought about what she said. I too have experienced this on both sides of the homeschool verses public school issue. I have friends, like this one I was visiting with, that believe in the school system and being a part of it. I have friends that believe that the public school system is corrupt and that parents should not have their kids there. So, who is right? What do I think?
I believe the answers for life are in God’s Word. So, what does God’s word say about educating our children. There is a lot of verses in the Bible on parenting so let’s look at a couple about training and educating. We will start with what I call the homeschoolers verse. I call it that because most Christian homeschooling families use it as the foundation for why they choose to homeschool.
These verse are found in Dueteronomy chapter six verse five to nine.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
These verses are written by Moses and told to the people of Israel as a command from the LORD. God has just done great miracles for the people of Israel and he doesn’t want them to forget. He wants them to give their children a heritage of faith in Him. Ok, the next most popular verse that Christians use in talking about educating their children is Proverbs 22:6
even when he is old he will not depart from it.
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
that you may gain wisdom in the future.
Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
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