God has great promises for every aspect of our lives. Going back to school is an important season in your kids’ lives and in yours, too. These 5 back-to-school Bible verses will help you to overcome the challenges and to get the best education for the future.
1. Education starts at home
“Therefore, take these words of mine into your heart and soul… Teach them to your children, speaking of them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 11:18-19
Before you send your kids to the world to get the knowledge they need to live in it, lay a firm foundation of their faith in the Word of God. Teach them the Bible and share your personal testimonies with them. Thus, when they go back to school, the system will not turn them away from the Lord.
2. Build up the personality
“Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect. The new school year offers an opportunity to renew the mind by gaining knowledge.” Romans 12:2
Parents are not to rely on school for building up godly personalities of their kids. It’s not the school’s or the churches’ job to do that. It’s up to you, parents. So, teach your kids how to transform their minds into the pattern of God to resist the world.
3. Teach them to learn
“For the protection of wisdom is as the protection of money; and knowledge is profitable because wisdom gives life to those who possess it. Wisdom, understanding and knowledge are gifts of the Holy Spirit.” Ecclesiastes 7:12
Teach your kids to value knowledge and open mind being eager to receive it. Tune them up to learning and help them realize that schooling is the foundation for becoming wealthy and successful. Edify them also to invest time and money into their education to be and to do more in life.
4. Set an example
“And Jesus advanced [in] wisdom and age and favor before God and man.” Luke 2:52
We all need role models or heroes to follow in their footsteps. Let Jesus be their hero and make yourself their role models eager to learn and grow.
5. Teach them to discern
“See to it that no one captivates you with an empty, seductive philosophy according to human tradition, according to the elemental powers of the world and not according to Christ.” Colossians 2:8
Is everything they learn in school good? Science can be ungodly. It can teach evolution or other false theories. Train your kids to eat the meat and spit out the bones.
These 5 Bible verses get you and your children ready for school and education.