Observation ~ Now let me be clear. This is NOT my personal observation! Years ago I attended a convention and heard R.C. Sproul Jr. speak. The most important thing he said that day, I'm led to share here.
Whose is this image and superscription?
Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's,
and to God the things that are God's.
A penny, here in the U.S. at least, has a picture of Lincoln on it. Any given coin has a picture of a president on it. Just like Caesar, the picture on our coins are images of the government.
Now look at a child. Whose image does the child bear? Gen 1:26 tells us that God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: thus, the child bears the image of God.
If we are to render unto the government the things bearing that image and render unto God the things bearing his image, and if a child bears the image of God, we can not render our children unto the government schools. They do not bear that image.
Application ~ Raise your children yourself.
Prayer ~ Father, thank you, for the blessing of home education. Thank you for putting me in a country where it's easy to do. Thank you for the opportunity to raise my own children. Please, Lord, please continue to increase the exodus from institutionalized education, and strengthen those of us who are already rendering unto you the things bearing your image.
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