1. We must view education as discipleship.
"And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them as thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest in the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up."
~ Deuteronomy 6:6-7
"The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master."
~ Luke 6:40
2. We must avoid ungodly influences.
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night."
~ Psalm 1:1-2
"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that do good."
~ Psalm 14:1
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
~ Proverbs 1:7
"He that walketh with wise men shall be wise, but a companion of fools shall be destroyed."
~ Proverbs 13:20
"Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!"
~ Matthew 18:7
3. We must avoid unbiblical teaching.
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God."
"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;"
~ 2 Corinthians 10:5
" Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ."
~ Colossians 2:8
" O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen."
~ 1 Timothy 6:20-21
4. We must teach Gods Law
"Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven"
~ Matthew 5:13-19
5. We must be gospel centered.
"And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."
~ Genesis 3:15
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith."
~ Romans 1:16-17
"I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."
~ Galatians 1:6-9
6. We must be good stewards.
"Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it. And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's. And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him."
~ Mark 12:15-17
I thank the Lord for parents who took me out of government school, and are teaching me not only practical things but spiritual as well. Kathryn.