It’s tempting to long for the good ol’ days and easy to forget that this world is not our home. Ray wisely pointed out in his YouTube lesson on Sunday that Jesus used the following vivid descriptions to describe the generation He encountered when He was on Earth:
In Philippians 2, Paul provides vivid descriptions of how God wants us to be:
- above reproach
- holding firmly the word of life
Homeschooling provides you with the opportunity to point your children away from what is evil, adulterous, unbelieving, perverse, sinful, and wicked and toward what is blameless, innocent, and above reproach.
Do all things without complaining or arguments;
so that you will prove yourselves
to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach
in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation,
among whom you appear as lights in the world,
holding firmly the word of life,
so that on the day of Christ I can take pride
because I did not run in vain nor labor in vain.
This “crooked and perverse generation” needs to see our “lights in the world.” And don’t think that you are powerless to do that.
. . . for it is God who is at work in you,
both to desire and to work for His good pleasure.