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#20 Why Jesus didn’t go to School

In Jesus’ day, the town that neglected the religious education of children was regarded as cursed by the religious authorities.

God wanted parents and prophets to teach children that God’s law described love, and Him, the great I AM. God had directed that from infancy children should be taught about Him. And as soon as they were able, helped to establish their own relationship with God.

The schools of the prophets had become focused on behavior. Students were kept so busy that they had no time to pursue a personal experience with God in the Scriptures. No teaching them to seek God in time alone with Him.

So His chosen people missed the most important education–the one coming from connecting with the Source of Life. Their religious training had become just another detour away from God.

We know from the remarks of the rabbis that Jesus did not attend their schools. Yet they were amazed at his knowledge and understanding of the scriptures. The Passover story shows his  original mind and independent thinking.

Jesus was home schooled by his mother and by God. She was his teacher, the Holy Spirit her aid. From her and God he learned the lessons He himself had written in nature and directed into scripture. He studied the life of plants, animals, and man, always trying to understand the way things worked, and always with the desire to help others, to relieve suffering.

Children can know that in seeking God, their angels will help.

Luke 2:41-52   John 7:15-17

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