“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives.” 2 Timothy 3:16
Teaching, for me, is a great opportunity to reach out to children and let them know about God. My husband (a pastor) and I are blessed to be part of a Christian grade school where the core curriculum includes integrating biblical principles in the daily lessons.
In one of my Kinder 2 classes, we discussed the different parts of the body and their importance. The children learned that our bodies are gifts from God and that we must take good care of them. They learned that smoking can harm our bodies and cause sickness.
The next day, a parent told me that his child was very persistent in asking him to stop smoking because God said it was not good for our bodies. After commending the school for letting children know about God’s Word, he thanked me for being his son’s teacher. I took this opportunity to tell him that my primary duty is not to teach children what is good, but to teach them biblical truths and principles.
Today that little boy, who was instrumental in making his dad stop smoking, and his whole family are growing and serving the Lord in our church.
As teachers, we have been placed by God in a strategic position to teach, rebuke, correct, and train our students in His Word. Sometimes doing so can be extremely challenging because of the diversity of our students. But as I have experienced again and again, God gives us the wisdom to teach His Word in ways that children understand.
Lord, help us to teach children Your will and Your purpose. Through us, may they appreciate lessons from Your Word.
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