Who is master? The guide who instructs and directs or the one who follows?
Guide – a verb meaning “to lead”
Guide – a noun referring to a person doing the leading or a manual giving instruction
Guide – a noun acting as an adjective, as in a guide dog or a guide book
In our homeschool curriculum, we refer to our teacher books as the “Guide”. We frequently discuss, however, that this Guide is not our master. As homeschool parents, my husband and I are the authority over our children’s education. We use the Guides to help us along the way. But we use them in a way to bring us freedom, not slavery, in teaching our children.
But when we consider God’s Word as our Guide in life, it’s a completely different story.
God’s Word is our Master, because Jesus is the Word made flesh.
“Thy Word is a light unto my path and a lamp unto my feet.”
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”
“The Word of God is living and active.”
Only God’s Word is master as our Guide.
We can look to many books for guidance. But then we must measure each against Scripture and choose what guidance to follow.
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August 28, 2017 at 3:01 pm
I love the freedom and clarity in your post, Aimee! You are giving your kids a great gift in looking to God as guide of your parenting and schooling. Keep going, sister! In the spot after you at fiveminutefriday. All the best to you!
August 28, 2017 at 2:06 pm
Thanks for the encouragement!
August 29, 2017 at 8:23 pm
Freedom with guidance and boundaries… yes. Hooray for homeschooling! I like your philosophy. ?