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  • Writer's pictureDeacon Larry Souter, Sr.

Education Means It Is Time To Go Back To School

Psalms 78:5-6 - For He established a testimony in Jacob, and He appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children. That the generations to come might know them, the children who would be born, that they may arise and declare them to their children.


Vocabulary

Education - Educere (Latin): The process of developing knowledge, skill and character in students by formal schooling; the process of teaching and learning.


Welcome to a New School Year. Our last school year was filled with challenges and unforeseen handicaps due to the pandemic brought about by the Covid-19 Virus. Hopefully, this school year will be different and more complete and satisfying for all parties concerned. We are off to a very good start because the schools are back in their central locations and not dealing with distance learning by way of Zoom. Prayerfully, the powers that be will come to an agreement about wearing masks and we all can continue on in safety and in protection.


Meanwhile, Education is important. The process of Teaching and Learning is vital to what has happened in the past; what is happening right now; and what will happen in the future. (Of which only God knows – Isaiah 41:21-23). However, Education in a school setting has its advantages over Education from distance learning. Let us reason some of these advantages together.


Reasons To Educate In a School Setting

I. Schools set forth examples to be followed and/or to be avoided (1st Corinthians 10:11). Schools provide codes of Student conduct and character for all to follow.

II. Let all things be done decently and in order (1st Corinthians 14:40). School settings are ordered, regulated, and directed to a logical and needful conclusion. Learning can take place in this type of environment.

III. Knowledge can be passed from person to person and from generation to generation (Psalm 78:5-6). Knowledge is power (John 7:15,28). It is Practical (Exodus 36:1). And we should always grow in knowledge (2nd Peter 3:18).

IV. That students may learn to not make the same mistakes of the ones who came before them (Acts 7:51-52). We all should learn from our mistakes so that we may become better sons and daughters because of it.

V. Pass on to future generations what we know and understand (Psalm 78:6). It is the duty of every generation to pass on what they know and understand to the next generation so that they may become better and more loving and caring. Amen.


Conclusion

Our God commanded that the stories and the memories of His Mighty Acts in Israel’s History and His Laws given to Moses be passed on from parents to children and so forth. This indicated the plan, purpose, and will God had for the importance Religious Education was to have in the lives of His People. Formal Education should be just as important to us today. And Education in the School setting will prayerfully provide our students a better opportunity for advancement and improvement for this school year as compared to the last school year. Praise God!

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