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A Teacher's Influence on a Child

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Christian parents, what does God’s Word say to you about your children’s education?

Last year Margaret and I considered what Scripture said about our children’s education. We wanted God’s will for our children. We wanted God’s best for them! Quite honestly, it was out of obedience to Scripture that we put our boys in a Christian school. And this past year we have seen the reward in their lives.

Christian parents, what does God’s Word say to you about your children’s education? What is God’s will for their schooling? Can you find any passage in Scripture that encourages you to give your children 12 years of training that now by law and custom will leave God out? 

Peer influence should be positive and Christ-like.

Parents sometimes think it helps or strengthens their children to spend much time with children who have different moral standards and goals for life. But God’s Word disagrees and reminds us that children will tend to become more and more like their frequent companions:

“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm” (Prov. 13:20).

“The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor” (Prov. 15:33).

This year we’ve seen the results of good peer influence in our boys’ lives. They’ve picked up from friends at Christian Heritage Academy a deeper concern for prayer, for purity of speech, for missions, for kindness to others, for respect for authority, etc. And in general they’re happier! They love their school. Their education is the kind God wants it to be—and even very young children sense that, although they can’t explain it.

Excerpt from "Biblical Reasons for Sending Children to Christian School" 

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