October 20, 2008
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children…
Do you know the difference between knowledge and wisdom? As a parent, it is important to teach your children with discernment, understanding, and wisdom.
Knowledge is the accumulation of facts. And, yes, we need an education and we need to be able to assess facts and figures. But Proverbs 24:3 says, “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.”
Why? Because simple knowledge isn’t enough. God teaches us to go a step further. Wisdom is the practical and spiritual application of knowledge. Parents who make a difference teach their children how to put the facts to life and to work. And they also understand that school is not the primary source of a child’s education.
A successful child is never fully educated until he or she knows the ways of God from His Word.
I’m sure you’re aware of the anti-Christian bias in our schools today. It’s a war for the minds of our children! Secular humanists want to remove all mention of God from our textbooks and teachings, which eliminates wisdom from education and leaves just simple knowledge.
So who will teach our children wisdom? Who will teach them about the Word of God and things like truth, purity, integrity, morality, and honesty? Parents.
As parents, it is your responsibility and mine to impart the wisdom of God at home. If we don’t teach them diligently the truth about God, about Jesus, and about God’s Word, who will?
We must commit to being mothers and fathers who make a difference by imparting wisdom into the lives of our children.
AS PARENTS, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AND MINE TO IMPART THE WISDOM OF GOD AT HOME.