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Exploring What the Bible Says About Homeschooling

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Raising children in the word of the Lord can be challenging in public and private school settings. Teachers and administrators are not always able to meet your child’s spiritual learning needs. This is leading parents to consider homeschooling. However, what does the Bible say about homeschooling? Are there Bible verses about homeschooling that can provide comfort and support?

If you’re considering homeschooling, here’s a look at some Bible verses that can provide you with guidance and support.

Bible Verses About Homeschooling 

Every child learns differently, and school systems are often not equipped to meet students’ various needs. Learning should occur over a lifetime. There’s always something new to learn about life, the world, and yourself.

When you choose homeschooling, you are giving your child the opportunity to learn at their own pace. Your child can thrive in this environment.

Psalm 139:14

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Ephesians 2:10

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Psalm 139:13

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.

John 17:15

I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.

Psalm 78:5-8

He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments; and that they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God. 

While traditional academics are a crucial part of your child’s learning process, so is your child’s spiritual education. The Bible says every moment in life is a teachable moment. From waking up to bedtime, there are plenty of opportunities for children to learn new tasks. These skills can include learning how to manage finances, plant a garden, cook a meal, and care for pets, to name a few examples.

Relevant Bible verses about homeschooling can be found in Deuteronomy.

Deuteronomy 6:7

You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

2 Timothy 3:14-17

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Many parents in today’s society are leaving their child’s discipline up to the schools. Since teachers are not equipped or able to discipline hundreds of students, many children’s problems are going unnoticed and untreated. Even if teachers and school administrators are capable of disciplining every child in the classroom, they are still not teaching students about what God considers appropriate behavior.

Your child’s relationship with God is dependent on knowing right from wrong, as defined in the Bible. God wants children to have a loving environment where they can go and learn while also receiving forgiveness for their mistakes.

Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, do not despise the Lord‘s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.

Proverbs 29:17

Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.

Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Part of your child’s learning process is spending time with God and their family. This isn’t something they get in a traditional school environment. As part of your child’s homeschooling curriculum, set aside time daily for family Bible sessions.

Homeschooling allows you to set aside a specific time each day to learn more about God’s message. The time also helps you to bond as a family, an experience your child will take throughout their lives.

Here are some Bible verses about homeschooling that touch on the importance of setting time aside for the Lord.

2 Timothy 3:14-15

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 10:24-25

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. 

The Lord Only Asks For You to Do Your Best 

Choosing homeschooling isn’t an easy path. You are responsible for your child’s education. While there will be times when the task can seem insurmountable for parents, God never asks for more than you can give. The rewards of homeschooling also outweigh the challenges. Along with teaching traditional coursework, you are also educating your child in the word of God.

A few final Bible verses about homeschooling to give you encouragement and support.

Colossians 3:23-24

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


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