If the Lord brings a wife for me at some point and then gives us children, I would love for us to homeschool them. Here’s why:
- The Bible tells us to “teach [God’s commandments] diligently unto thy children”. Homeschooling allows us to carry out everything in this verse as best as we can. Deuteronomy 6:7, “And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
- We could provide quality academics. For one example, I would like my children not to be part of the significant percentage of high school graduates who don’t know how to read.
- We could use Christian-based, educational materials that do not teach evolution and other godless ideologies that usually permeate secular textbooks and instruction. I have a friend who attends public school (in another part of the country) and has told me some of the unbiblical and ungodly things that are being taught in his school.
- The home is a sheltered environment that affords protection from worldly influences such as coarse language and potentially undesirable behavior among classmates.
- I would have no concerns about my children being bullied as is prevalent on school campuses.
- They would be physically safe in our home from mentally deranged individuals preying on groups of defenseless children.
- We could guide their behavior. From my observation of child-training, immediate and consistent direction is far better than when it is delayed and inconsistent.
“Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons;”