Pilot Knob Lutheran Education 6/28/2023
When the nation of Judah fell to King Nebuchadnezzar in 605 BC many of its citizens were deported to Babylon. Daniel was one such person at a young age. He and others were chosen due to several factors (1:3-4) to serve in the king’s palace. However, Daniel had to spend three years learning and studying the Babylonian language and culture.
The Jews as well as the pagan Babylonians understood the importance of receiving the correct education. The bible frequently mentions the importance of education: Proverbs 23:23 Get the truth and never sell it; also get wisdom, discipline, and good judgment. Pr. 8:33 Listen to my instruction and be wise. Don’t ignore it. Pr. 4:13 Take hold of my instructions; don’t let them go. Guard them, for they are the key to life. Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Christians are commanded to teach God’s laws to all people and to obey them. This is to take place at home and at their church through various means. How are you coming with passing on the principles of scripture, learning right from wrong, and truth form error? The bible is a best book to learn and teach because it is all true and will not teach what is immoral, man’s opinion or idolatrous.
The goal of learning the bible is to know God better, to build one’s faith and to build a biblical worldview especially in children so they know the right path to take in life. As you know there are more paths for young people today to choose from than when we were kids, most of them leading to darkness and destruction. It is incumbent on them to teach by word and example. No, you do not need a teaching degree nor one in theology. Pass on what you learn from your own bible reading, any good books you have read, worship service and Sunday school. And of course, pray for your own education and children’s.
There is however, on kind of teaching that is forbidden. I’ll look at that next week.
Pr. Bob Snitzer
By the Way:
July 2, 9:00 AM Morning worship & Holy Communion. Sermon: Joshua 7 Pt. 9. Sermon: Aching Achan
July 9, 2:00 GriefShare
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