Encouraging Verses for Homeschooling: 4 Moms of Many

moms of many manageThis week the 4 Moms of Many are sharing some verses or stories that have encouraged us in our homeschooling journey.

The passage that explains both why we chose to home educate and dictates how we home educate is Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 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.

There are many verses and passages that plainly explain God’s commands and desires for the education of His children. Knowing that God has placed the responsibility for the education of our children upon Mark and me encourages us that He has and will equip us specifically for that purpose.

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ ~Phil. 1:6

Matthew 6:33 is another passage that has served as a guide to us as our children have gotten older and as outside pressure to live up to everyone’s (or anyone’s) standard has increased. And that pressure is immense in the circumstances that God has placed us. (We’ve had  parents tell us that in order for children to be equipped to be leaders in today’s society they must receive a specific type of education that simply can’t be provided at home.)

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. ~Matthew 6:33

So as we hear, “You must teach Latin.” “Parents can’t teach higher math/science.” “Our kid received this or that award, what are you doing? ” , etc. We simply pray to fix our eyes on Jesus, we pray to seek the kingdom of God first and we look to the Word of God to see what He says is important.

We’ve found that when we block out the chatter of the world and what they say is important or necessary for a ‘good’ education and instead turn to God’s Word as our standard, we are most encouraged.

He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?

Immerse yourself and your children in the Word of God, teach them to fear the Lord, tell them the great things He has done for you, teach them to stand firm on His Word and all these things will be added unto you.

Psst, in case you missed our announcement.

Also visit the other moms of many to read their encouraging verses and stories:
Smockity Frocks
Life in a Shoe
The Common Room

For more information about the 4 Moms of Many including a listing of all posts, visit the 4 Moms page.

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10 Responses to Encouraging Verses for Homeschooling: 4 Moms of Many
  1. abba12
    February 2, 2012 | 8:26 am

    I’m curious to know what this specific type of education is :). More than likely the majority of our leaders never had it.

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  2. Amy Dumas
    February 2, 2012 | 8:33 am

    Lovely post. Thanks you for the reminder not to get so caught up in the expectations of others, but to rely on the guidance of our great God! I needed that today!

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  3. Bunny
    February 2, 2012 | 9:46 am

    Your grandfather’s favorite verse was Matthew 6:33. It was his encouragement while he raised 10 children with a salary based on faith. Many wonderful stories about how the Lord provided for his children.

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    Sue Farr Reply:

    Sure am glad he had that tenth:)

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  4. Blessed Mama
    February 2, 2012 | 9:59 am

    Thanks for this post!:) Very good. There are two in additional to the ones you’ve presented that we find encouraging. Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God-what is good and acceptable and perfect.” And also Proverbs 16:3 “Committee your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” And then we have a verse that I keep up to remind the children(and myself…lol) how we should accomplish our school. 1 Corinthians 14:40 “Let all things be done decently and in order.” The verses you shared were a blessing:) thanks!

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  5. Diana
    February 2, 2012 | 1:41 pm

    As an adult, I have learned that God’s Word teaches so much that I need to live this life. A child’s interest generally leads to what they need to learn and no subject stands alone. If a child is interested in anything that is living, they can learn Latin words, etc. If Love is your guide you will see that your child has the opp. to learn what they need.

    I always enjoy reading your wisdom, keep up the good work.

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  6. Peggy
    February 2, 2012 | 4:01 pm

    Thanks again for these reminders! Also, would please tell us when/how you share your new pregnancies with family members?

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Good question. I hope to answer it in a post either tomorrow or early next week. Thanks.

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  7. Sherry
    February 3, 2012 | 12:19 am

    The Word of God and “what Jesus says”–such sage advice!

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  8. Lisa
    February 7, 2012 | 9:22 am

    I am so glad I came across your blog, my husband and I are in prayer about homeschooling our twin girls next year. As as former teacher I have already been doing preschool with them. Thanks so much for sharing what you do!

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