“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted
out, when the times of refreshing shall
come from the presence of the Lord”
“I know thy works . . . and thy patience . . . and for my name’s sake hast
laboured, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee,
because thou hast left thy first love.
Remember therefore from whence
thou art fallen, and repent, and do
the first works; or else I will come unto
thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou
repent” (Revelation 2: 4, 5).
We desperately need to pull our hearts
back in line so that we not only honor
God with our mouths, but in daily reality
with our lives and homeschools as well.
We want to teach the fear of the Lord, not
just the precepts of men.
“Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch
as this people draw near me with their
mouth, and with their lips do honour
me, but have removed their heart far
from me, and their fear toward me is
taught by the precept of men” (Isaiah
Let’s go back to school and test everything
in our lives and only hold on to what pass-es the test of what is good before God.
“Prove (test) all things; hold fast that
which is good” ( 1 Thessalonians 5: 21).
Man’s tests measure knowledge; God’s
tests measure wisdom. Let’s not forget
to assess both of these things in our own
hearts and our children’s lives as we keep
them Home Where They Belong.
“Thus saith the LORD, Let not the
wise man glory in his wisdom, neither
let the mighty man glory in his might,
let not the rich man glory in his riches:
But let him that glorieth glory in this,
that he understandeth and knoweth
me, that I am the LORD which ex-
ercise lovingkindness, judgment, and
righteousness, in the earth: for in these
things I delight, saith the LORD” (Jer-
emiah 9: 23, 24).
Deborah Wuehler is the Senior Editor for
TOS, participating author in The Homeschool Minute, wife to Richard, and mom
to eight gifts from heaven. She loves digging
for buried treasure in the Word, reading,
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1. John 21: 15-17
2. Deuteronomy 6: 4-7
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