Words from the Heart for Thursday January 7th, 2021
Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Deuteronomy 11:19 (NIV)
Teach Your Children
The homeschooling movement in Canada is on the rise, with more and more people accepting it as a viable option for educating their children. Homeschooling in Canada is very much accepted in all provinces. The homeschooling community is often a part of homeschoolers’ lives. Homeschooling is legal in every province in Canada, but each province has its own Education Act and Regulations. In Alberta, home education provides each child $850 per year to offset the cost of resources.
Christian parents have a great responsibility. The Bible is very clear that the Christian faith is always just one generation away from extinction. That will never happen of course. Jesus told Peter and the other disciples, while they were meeting at Caesarea Philippi that He would build His Church and the gates of hell would never stand against it. But God has always called His people to share the principles of the Kingdom of God with their children. Deuteronomy 11:19 says, “Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” The call here is clear. Just as Jesus did with His disciples, Christian parents are called to take every opportunity to teach their children the things of Jesus. God will give us plenty of opportunities. We need to think Biblically, and look for practical ways to impress Kingdom of God principles upon the children that God has brought into our lives. Just as the word of God transforms our lives, so it will the lives of our children and grandchildren. Take time today to determine how you can be obedient to this clear call of God.
These have been words from the heart.