September 28, 2018

What I read today:

1 Kings 13-14; Proverbs 1; Ezekiel 28; Mark 6; 1 Corinthians 14

There is a lot of emphasis on education these days.  Even at state schools, families spend over a hundred thousand dollars on the college education of young people.  Private institutions and students who are working towards advanced degrees can run up several hundred thousand dollars in debt.

Yet with all this education are we really any wiser?

Even in the case of some of our seminaries we see teaching that doesn’t comport with what the scripture teaches.  That’s why we end up in these doctrinal debates that most people in the pews don’t understand or agree with.

I’m in no way saying that education isn’t important.  I am saying that we seem to be missing something in the midst of all this higher learning.

It’s interesting what Proverbs 1 vs. 7 has to say on the matter:

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

Now I’m in no way saying that I want our public schools to begin holding bible classes.  Not only are they not trained like our pastors and teachers, but imagine trying to get Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, and Baptists to agree on a curriculum.  That is not going to happen.

I am saying, however, that as parents we should make sure that the Church, the Bible, and faith are front and center in our children’s lives before we send them off to college.

Our kids are going to face some tough challenges in the coming years. Problems that we never had to deal with.  They need to be equipped with the word of God to deal with those issues.

Not only by studying the Bible but be seeing us live out our faith in this life that we have.

 

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