Education has no meaning except as it relates to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:26; Ecclesiastes 1:14 and 12:12, 13; Philippians 3:8). Education will either be Biblical and edifying to that relationship with Jesus, or it will be the “wisdom of this world” and therefore anti-Christ. Education cannot be neutral (1 Corinthians 1:20).
The first priority of learning is to know God. “And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” (John 17:3).
Education should support our proclamation of the Truth (Matthew 28:18-20, 1 Peter 3:15); our service to God and to people (Matthew 22:37-39); and our desire to “watch out that no one deceives us” (Matthew 24:4, 5).
Learning should equip us to work for a living and to support our families (Genesis 3:19, Proverbs 14:23, Proverbs 31:10-31, 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12, Ephesians 4:28, 1 Timothy 5:8).
We should learn, first of all, the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16, 17). We ought to pursue whatever is true (Philippians 4:8) while evaluating everything in the light of the Bible (Acts 17:11).
Parents are responsible to teach their children (1 Timothy 5:8, Ephesians 6:4, Deuteronomy 4:9-10, 6:4-7, 11:18-19). The people who are the Church are responsible to edify and equip one another (Matthew 28:18-20, Ephesians 4:11-13, Titus 2:3).
The Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth (John 16:13).