Finish Well Like Daniel

Whether we have been homeschooling for years or just getting starting, if we are homeschooling high school, we are approaching the finish line. We want to Finish Well.

Throughout my years of homeschooling high school, Daniel has been an inspiration to me.

“Daniel who?” you ask.

Daniel from the Bible.

I love his story. Here he is, a young man with a great life in Israel, but his country is invaded by the Babylonians and he is taken away with some of his wealthy friends as a slave. He leaves everything behind, including the temple of the God He loves.

Why was he captured? Because to the Babylonian rulers, he had potential and promise. He was well-born and smart.

Our teens have potential and promise, too. That’s a big reason we are investing in them.

Making a Choice

As soon as Daniel is settled in, there is the temptation to disobey the Lord. He is brought food each day that is unclean. Will he break the Mosaic Law?

No way!

He resolves not to defile himself with the unclean food of the Babylonians because He belongs to the Lord.

He appeals to the guard and the guard agrees to let Daniel and his friends eat a different diet than the others—a diet that will honor the God of Israel.

Something really cool happened!

“At the end of ten days, they look healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. So the guard took away the choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead. To these four men, God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds,” (Daniel 1:15-17 NIV).

Daniel’s Choice Leads to Blessing

Not only did God bless these young men, who took a stand for holiness, spiritually, but he also gave them knowledge and understanding of literature and learning.

I love that!

If we want to raise smart, godly kids, there is only one way to do it! Resolve to not defile them with the world’s ways, but instead always seek first the Kingdom of God. The Lord always blesses those whose hope is set on Him!

Our Ministry

Homeschooling high school is more than getting a teenager ready for college or a career.

It is a ministry. God has called us to educate our children and equip them for life.

We need to be like Daniel first if we expect our teens to be like Daniel. Resolve to teach teens God’s way, not the world’s way.

My goal to educate and equip my children for the life the Lord has called them to live’ Daniel inspires me to make plans that will be productive and effective toward that end.

Let’s Homeschool High School for the Glory of God!

If you would like equipping and inspiration for homeschooling high school, check out Unlocking the Mysteries of Homeschooling High School by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette. Also, please visit us at Finish Well Radio where we encourage teens and parents to be world changers.

Happy Homeschooling!
Meredith Curtis

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