Math lessons are the least of my homeschool concerns for this coming up homeschooling week. Well, for that matter, neither is anything “common core” a big concern for this new week. Nor is our homeschool group field trip. So, what is it that concerns me about this week? It’s this, “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.” (James 3:1)
I’m concerned about how the judgement of my teaching at the end of the week will turn out. Will I have demonstrated Godly behavior? Did I teach them Bible truths as we went about our day? Was I slow to anger and quick to forgive? Will my kids know without a doubt that I love them and think they are wonderful? Did I encourage them? Did I go about my work without grumbling or complaining? Do they know their Savior better because of something this momma said or did?
These words haunt me as I plan for our school week, “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.” (Mark 9:42).
God help me.
And I’m praying that maybe, just maybe, the week will end with a judgement like this, “True instruction was in his mouth and nothing false was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and turned many from sin.” (Malachi 2:6)