As parents, we face plenty of provocations. At various times our children may be lazy, disrespectful, disobedient, annoying, over-active, mischievous, unkind to siblings, clumsy, careless, loud . . . the list of possible offenses could go on and on.
The report, released in late March, includes data from all 50 states and looks at the changes in the rate of homeschooling between last spring and the start of the new school year in the fall.
But do you know what’s also vast? The gulf between God’s wisdom and mine.
Linnea, my wife-to-be, lived nearly three hours north of me. For the previous couple of months, I had been visiting her virtually every weekend, typically driving up on Friday evening after work and returning home on Saturday or Sunday.
It would be more accurate to say that parenting—at least the way God wants us to do it—is an impossible job. At least for fallen, sinful humans like my wife and me.
Even so, we have one instance recorded in Scripture when they actually got something right. Well, perhaps not “right” because their motives were all wrong (they were Pharisees, after all!), but still, I think we can learn something from them.