A sober calling

Hosea 1-7

The day has been a long one, and I am weary in a good sort of way.  I had a great meeting with my CC tutors and feel so blessed to have them at my side, leading the way for our community to learn how to practice classical, Christian education.

The Lord is placing a thirst for knowledge in my heart.  I see references to it everywhere I look!  When I see articles like the one in yesterday’s newspaper about the Texas law that allows schools to count failing test grades as passing ones, I have to shake my head and be very glad that I homeschool…

Yet my heart cries out for the children who do attend those public schools.  They deserve better.  There are penalties for having a willful lack of knowledge about the Lord that go way beyond a grade in a grade book or a state rating for a school.  But don’t take my word for it.  Read what the Lord himself said, through Hosea in Chapter 4:

My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.

“Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.

The more the priests increased, the more they sinned against me; they exchanged their Glory for something disgraceful. They feed on the sins of my people and relish their wickedness. And it will be: Like people, like priests. I will punish both of them for their ways and repay them for their deeds.”

In Bible times, priests were the teachers and school administrators of the day.  Re-read the above passage and substitute “teacher” or “administrator” for “priest.”

We teachers have a sober calling and a vast responsibility…one that we can’t possibly fulfill to our potential without the guidance and wisdom of the Lord.

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