Education is more than ” going back to school syndrome ” celebrated since some few days, is about far more than the marks you receive. It’s about understanding right from wrong and having the knowledge you need to stay afloat in today’s society. It helps to develop your perspective on the world around you, and pushes you to think both creatively and, conceptually about many different subjects…Education allows us to process the information we receive on a daily basis and make conclusions and inferences ( interpretation ) based on what we already know. As referred to that overhaul view, Education as is popularly accepted, carries a great importance in the present world due to its benefits to man and the society. But, which Man are we looking for here? or which ” profile ” of a Man are we expecting to build after SEVERAL LEVELS ( primary ;secondary & tertiary ) of school curricula?
The Bible says in the book of Job 28: 28 ” But to man He said – Behold, the reverential and worshipful fear of the Lord – that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is the understanding. ” Let us add the book of Proverbs 4: 5 ” Get wisdom. Get understanding. Don’t forget, neither swerve from the words of my mouth. ” This is where we draw the ” title ” of our today’s posting ” EDIFICATION “- The school that knowledge available uplift or enlighten the Child to improve him in some way, whether morally, educationally, or spiritually.The school with the sole aim of spraying ” WISDOM “; and God being the source of WISDOM.
We have to acknowledge the facts that, education as the Bible revealed, it is not the responsibility of any Government; Community; even School. It is the role of the parents. The parents are the “ God-appointed leader and teacher ” of a Child. The overwhelming task of raising a child is in the hands of the parents ( 24 hours/day and seven-day/week ) from birth to maturity. Psalms 127: 3 ” Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him. ” and Ephesians 6: 4 ” Fathers, do not exasperate your children, instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. ” However, parents must teach about the most important thing to know: God; all about God in order for a child to relate to Him in a personal way.
Furthermore, in the Book of Deuteronomy 11: 18 – 21; God is instructing His people how to live as they prepare to go into Promised Land. These instructions are critical for a successful life and health of His people.”Therefore you shall lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul. You shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them your children, talking of them, when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall write them on the door posts of your house, and on your gates; that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which Yahweh swore to your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the earth. ”
Parents must teach the Word of God in a daily basis in order to perpetuate this culture of wisdom to their children, and ensure their preparedness to face any potential challenges – Proverbs 22: 6 ” Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. ”
Matthew 24: 35 ” Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. “