Monday, November 19 2007
The whole homeschooling concept is new to my wife and I. The concept of home education is quite popular in the part of Virginia that we live and there is a network for which we subscribe that is there to help in the social aspects. The resources are available to give a child an excellent education from home, but I have found it to be a learning process.
When it comes to teaching and/or assisting my son with his school, my lovely wife has exhibited the patience of Job. I am the substitute teacher and often do not share the same opinion as my son. He is now nine and knows everything. I do not remember being that way, but of course I was always right. Please excuse my really bad attempt at humor.
In my own mind, I have often asked myself if we are doing the right thing. My wife loves having the kids with her 24/7 and she is absolutely a fantastic mother (and wife). I love her dearly, so I follow her lead. Then something happened today that reiterated my thankfulness for the things of God and homeschooling. As my son and I were entering the grocery store, my son made a comment about someone that was standing near the door. He was only stating the obvious and what I had already observed. He said that boy is dressed up like a girl.
It is time that Christians know that we cannot be like what the world accepts as moral and decent. We need to teach our children the principles of holiness or purity (separation from the world). It is not a matter of shielding my children from the world, for the Bible states:
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
It is all about doing what God would have us to do. Moses had the finest things in life and the very best education, but that was not enough for the scripture states:
Hebrews 11:24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
Hebrews 11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Hebrews 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
I hope and pray that I can choose living for God and his righteousness every time.