Day 19 - Truth and Integrity in the Classroom

WHAT’S GOD’S HEART FOR EDUCATION?

1 Corinthians 2:14: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

A friend of mine’s 5-year-old daughter asked her dad the other day, “Who is God? Who created Him? And why do we worship Him?” Wow! Deep questions coming from a 5-year old, but they are the same questions that most adults ask too. However, most kids today are raised in educational systems without a Christian worldview and are coming up with half-truths to their deep questions.

The natural mindset described in 1 Corinthians 2 is exalted in today’s society and spiritual truth is considered foolishness. Kids today face the gauntlet of natural thinkers who assume the things of God are valueless, and God himself, a fairy tale. Kids are left wondering what is right and what is true.

So how do we train up our children in the way they should go? First, we must remember we are our children’s chief educators and should not abdicate that to another; second, by uplifting the truth of Jesus Christ in our lives for our children to see; finally, by praying for Christ’s truth to reign in the lives of the culture around us.

REFLECTION:

  1. Let’s pray that parents would take an active role in educating and instilling a Christian worldview in their children.

  2. Let’s pray for the truth (Jesus Christ) to be made known to educators and students alike.

  3. Is God calling the Church in your city to partner with schools?

Phil Vance Pullman, WA.

PLEASE SHARE WHAT GOD IS REVEALING TO YOU BELOW! REMEMBER TO SAY WHAT CITY YOU ARE FROM!

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