By: Christine Bullock
A New Year is like a fresh crisp blank piece of paper. As time passes it fills with choices, some good, some bad. Recently as my family studied Genesis the story of the choices of Abram and
He could have chosen to stay along side of God's friend Abram and lose a few sheep but he did not. How many start homeschooling because they see others doing it only to quit when it becomes difficult? Like
I have listened as parents struggled with a first grade child coming home using language they never wanted their seven year old to hear, or their third grader bullied to bruises by a playground gang. Another recounted the horror of their seventh grade daughter's exposure to "alternate lifestyle" teaching in health class. These warning shots had been fired but they did not heed them and thus when darker days followed years later only then did they recognize the missed chance to escape the worse fate that awaited their children.
Abram chose to refuse to take even a "thread or a thong of a sandal" from worldly
Abram chose not to ally himself with the world but rather train an army within his own household. These young men were trained to be on both the defensive and offensive and when it was needed they were a ready army that God used to route a mighty enemy. How many of us take our home education seriously as a training ground for the battlefields to come?
Abram chose to give a tenth of all he had to honor the God who had guided him. Service to the "God Most High, Creator of Heaven and Earth" (Gen. 14:19) comes with a cost but the choice to honor Him provides a far richer reward than we can imagine. For what better promise can we garner than that given to Abram shortly after his rescue of
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