“Walk about Zion, go around her, number her towers, consider well her ramparts, go through her citadels, that you may tell the next generation that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.” ~Psalm 48:12-14
The thought has scampered across my mind several times in the past few weeks that Christian education is simply declaring the works of God. Whether math, history, science, language, art, logic, or music, these things are, in a sense, the works of God, things that God has done. For would we have language or mathematics unless the Creator had given these things to us? Could we reason from one idea to another or draw and paint unless our God was creative and had given us creativity as creatures made in his image?
Over and over again, Scripture bids us to remember and to declare the things that God has done to the next generation. This is not simply teaching one’s children Bible stories and theology–this is inclusive of all subjects.
May we faithfully remember that the purpose of our education is skill in knowing and applying the works of God in wisdom to one’s unique situation.