“By the Word of the LORD were the heavens
made . . . For He spake, and it was done; He
commanded, and it stood fast” (Psalm 33: 6; 9).
It seems like a no-brainer. Of course the Bible is important! But I have found that things that are familiar are sometimes overlooked or undervalued. I will venture to say that the Bible is
the most important foundation for your
homeschooling. In fact, there would be no
reason to homeschool without it. Besides
the obvious reasons of importance, I want
to share how the Bible will change your life
and transform your homeschooling.
The words of the Bible are not mere
words. It is God’s spoken “language” to
man. Never were there more powerful
words than those that brought everything
into existence. God’s words were and are
unchanging and powerful, and we are to be
living by every word that proceeds from the
mouth of God.
Do we even consider the power of His
Word to create in us what is lacking? Or
to create in our children the will and the
power to obey, and learn right from wrong?
Whenever I take the time to consider
the power and truth of God’s Word, I am
changed. And when I look at it in relation
to what I am teaching and how I homeschool, my homeschooling is transformed.
I would like us to look at eight reasons why
the Word of God is important in our homeschool.
1. The Bible is Important for Our
When people ask why you homeschool,
do you feel like your children when they
are asked what grade they are in? Maybe
you mumble something about the public
schools failing. But do you have firm Biblical convictions? Our homeschool must be
girded up by a Biblical foundation, or it will
crumble when anything comes against it.
If you don’t have a strong grip on the foundation of Biblical home education, your children may not always voice it, but they will
wonder why. And they may try to convince
you to quit with every sort of argument if
any problems arise, or if friends put the
pressure on. This knowledge doesn’t come
by osmosis from years of homeschooling.
You must teach it to your children that they
might have an answer for that store clerk or
relative or neighbor that asks them. Search
the Scriptures, and find your reason. Then
teach those reasons to your children.
Here are just a few of the Scriptures that my
family stands on that you might also consider
as you make a sign to post in your house:
2 Corinthians 6: 17, Galatians 6: 14, Colossians 2: 8, Philippians 2: 15-17, Jeremiah 10: 2,
2 Peter 1: 3-4, Proverbs 13: 20, Isaiah 38: 19,
Ephesians 6: 4, Psalm 78, Genesis 18: 19,
Psalm 127: 1, 2 Corinthians 6: 14-18, Galatians 6: 14, Proverbs 1: 7-8, Deuteronomy
6: 4-7, and Psalm 1.
Reasons the Bible is Important
in Your Homeschool
Do you know what will
make your children
thoroughly ready and
equipped for life?