What we do every day matters, moms.
But why is education such a big deal?
There’s a short verse in Luke that has implications as to why and how we educate
our children. Luke 6: 40 says, “A disciple
[student] is not above his teacher, but
everyone when he is fully trained will
be like his teacher” (NIV). 1 Wow, that’s
Do you remember when you were
in school? Most of us were not home-schooled ourselves. We attended school
away from home where we were discipled (that’s right) by our teacher. We
don’t often think of education this way,
but at the end of the day, education is all
My husband, Jay, and I have been say-
ing this for years as we’ve been speak-
ing around the country. We did not
realize the depth of the spiritual battle
in the field of education until we got
involved in ministering to homeschool-
ing families. I believe it is because edu-
cation is much more important than we
often realize! We are talking about the
hearts and minds of the next generation
of children. As that Luke passage said,
when a child is fully trained, he will be
like his teacher.
Now, is this condemning those
who’ve chosen not to homeschool? Absolutely not, but it is a reminder that it
matters who teaches your children. You
see, discipleship is the goal of education.
Heidi St. John
Education Is All About
with our children that would have
otherwise been given to a teacher
or a school system.