does God expect?
has shown you, O man, what is good, and what the Lord requires of you. To do
justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God." (Micah 6:8)
us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments,
for this is the whole duty of Man." (Ec. 12:13)
"Bear one another's burdens, and so
fulfill the law of Christ." (Gal. 6:2)
we focus on teaching eternal principles, and developing character in our
children, we will have academic success as a natural result of our obedience to
God. We should not merely teach our children what to believe, but show them why
it is true. They should be able to determine, from the principles in scripture,
what is good and what is evil. They should recognize absolute truths and be
able to reason from a Biblical Worldview.
keeping obedience to God as our primary reason for homeschooling, we will have
the flexibility to change our educational approaches, relax in the face of
deadlines, and put family relationships above SAT scores. We can have a joyful,
peaceful, loving family and still achieve an academic standard superior to the
world, but we must keep Christ as the focus, and avoid humanistic expectations.
Copyright 2008, by Israel Wayne. All Rights Reserved.
Israel Wayne was home educated and currently serves as
Marketing Director for the national publication Home School Digest, and
the site editor for www.ChristianWorldview.net.
He is the author of the book, Homeschooling From A Biblical Worldview,
published by Wisdom’s Gate. Israel and his wife Brook (also a homeschool
graduate) have five young children. Write to: Wisdom's Gate, P.O. Box 374,
Covert, MI 49043. 1-800-343-1943 or www.WisdomsGate.org.