This is a very real problem, and one of the most common parental objections. Christian schools cost money. A lot of money. But before we get too carried away with fiscal concerns, we need to ask ourselves an important question:
Do we have a moral obligation to give our children a Christian education? If so, then God will do for us what He does anytime He gives us a command. He’ll give us the means to obey it.
Statements like “God will make a way” or “If He’s called you, He’ll equip you” may sound a little trite. But they happen to be true. If you have a biblical mandate to provide your children with a Christian education – and
all of us have to make that determination for ourselves – God won’t let a little thing like insufficient funds stop you from obeying Him. Not if you’re committed to hearing and obeying His will in the matter.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.”
He may give you a raise. He may show you how to cut a few corners. But one way or another, He will make a way – because if educating your children in a Christian setting is a genuine responsibility, the financial cost becomes a genuine need. And God has promised to supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
There are other ways God may provide the necessary funding. In some cases, churches have been known to assist their members. Talk to your pastor and see if that’s a possibility. And, of course, many schools offer financial aid to needy families or scholarships to academically-gifted students. Contact the admissions department at your local Christian school.
At the end of the day, God may ask you to take a step of faith. Then another. Then another. Pretty soon, you’ll be walking in a promise that’s been repeated so often it’s become the quintessential Christian cliché. When God calls us to a task, He equips us to fulfill it. The Red Sea was no match for Him. The red in your checkbook won’t be, either.
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