Teach Them Diligently

The Bible tells us that we ought to teach our children — diligently. This is what it says in Deuteronomy 6

5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
6 And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Verse five says that it’s first up to us to love the LORD with all our heart, mind, and strength. Only then are we able, by God’s grace, to teach God’s Word diligently to our children. The following verses also reveal that we should take every opportunity we have, no matter where we are, to teach our children.

These verses are written to us, the parents, to tell us, the parents, to teach our children the Word of God. To me this could not be any clearer, and I believe it is best accomplished through teaching our children at home.

Not everybody is for home education, I know, but every Christian family should at least have heard about it. Yes, homeschooling might be difficult at times and sometimes it even requires a move to another country where it is allowed.

Teaching children at home brings many advantages. Each family has to decide for itself, of course, if they are convinced about it (for the right reasons) and ready to start homeschooling their children. After all, this is a big step and should not be taken lightly.

On this blog I will also further explain the „socialization“ issue and reason whether the homeschool teacher should have a „teaching certificate“ or not in future posts. And, yes, I will share practical tips as well.

About Mirjam Fels

Born in Germany and called in the US to be a child of God in 1992. I'm now living in the Sunny South East of Ireland where I enjoy being a helper, homemaker, and writer. Some of my hobbies are baking breads and apple crumble cakes, knitting socks, crocheting things for the home, and sewing. I love to write about biblical womanhood, dog training, home education, and writing — all from a Christian perspective.
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