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Here is another quote worth pondering from David Mulligan’s Far Above Rubies: Wisdom in the Christian Community, p 112:

“Unless we build on the word of God, education will lose its appointed place, taking too little or too much of life.  There is a precarious balance in all educational pursuits between setting our goals to low or our expectations to high.  Education must be much more than a training school for success, yet always less than true religion.  There are those who would make it either of those, or any of a number of things besides.

God would have us make it a pathway to wisdom–intimately entwined with the life of faith, yet separate and distinct from it.  Christian education tills the heart, making it soft and yielding to the gospel seed.

Christian education must be built upon a pattern that maintains Scripture at its center and brings all subordinate studies into the circle of light radiating from thence.”                                          

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The Lord is Lord of all of life.  Nothing is outside of His sphere.  In Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, and His word is a source of that wisdom.  God delights to give us wisdom when we seek Him for it, and that is what we should teach our children to do.  That doesn’t mean we must only study God’s word, but it does mean that God’s word should direct our study of those other subjects.  We should view everything through the lense of Scripture, and wisdom should be the primary goal of education; with that wisdom affecting everything we say and do from career, to cooking, and relationships, to learning, to changing diapers and on and on it goes.  All of life will be a unified whole, under the headship of the Lord Jesus Christ.  To Him alone be the glory, forever and ever!

The Lord bless you in your pursuit of His wisdom (James 3:13-18).

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Author: Cassie

Follower of Jesus, wife and mom to the most wonderful family I could ever ask for.

One thought on “Education

  1. Great quote. Thanks for sharing. “Far Above Rubies: Wisdom in the Christian Community by David Mulliganis the foundation for the Heart of Wisdom teaching approach. More people should read it.

    See lnks and quotes at http://heartofwisdom.com/artman/publish/article_147.shtml

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