5 Lessons for Homeschoolers from Psalm 19

Here are 5 lessons for homeschoolers from Psalm 19.

5 Lessons for Homeschoolers from Psalm 19

5 Lessons for Homeschoolers from Psalm 19

Homeschoolers can learn some powerful lessons from Psalm 19. Here are five teaching concepts embedded in this beautiful poem:

Psalm 19 (KJV)

  • 1The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
  •  2Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
  •  3There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
  •  4Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
  •  5Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
  •  6His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

If children learn to stop and appreciate the beautiful things God made, they will learn to show His glory by voicing (or drawing or writing) praise to Him

Lesson 1: Teach the wonders of God’s creation  

God’s creation is constantly celebrating His glory! If children learn to stop and appreciate the beautiful things God made, they will learn to show His glory by voicing (or drawing or writing) praise to Him. This is a lifestyle, not a biology class!

  •  7The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
  •  8The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Lesson 2: The study of Scripture is a homeschool subject and a way of life

Reading, discussing, and memorizing Scripture helps our children to be strong in their souls, wise, happy-hearted, and open-eyed.

  •  9The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
  • 10More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Reading, discussing, and memorizing Scripture helps our children to be strong in their soul, wise, happy-hearted, and open-eyed.

Lesson 3: Learning to be awed and amazed by God is good, pure and to be greatly desired

This comes from modeling a worshipful and wonder-filled attitude in church and home. It comes by noticing His work in our lives and creation.

Did you know that when we notice the wonder of God’s work and handiwork, we feel awe? Not only that, but when we feel awe we biologically feel healthier levels of cytokines (healthier levels of cytokines helps reduce inflammation and boost immune responses). (BTW- Homeschool high schoolers learn things like this in 7Sisters High School Health for the Whole Person.)

  •  11Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
  •  12Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
  •  13Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

Lesson 4: Self-awareness is an important skill for homeschoolers.

It is important for kids and adults to know:

  • What they are feeling
  • Why they are feeling that way
  • What they are going to do about it

This is taught by discussion, modeled by parents, and sharpened by knowledge of Scripture (especially Psalms, Proverbs, epistles).

 14Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. (biblegateway.com)

Lesson 5: Good manners are first a gift to God and second an important skills towards people.

Etiquette is important for getting along with people, thus it makes an important homeschool subject. However, most importantly manners honor God.

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5 Lessons for Homeschoolers from Psalm 19

Vicki Tillman

Blogger, curriculum developer at 7SistersHomeschool.com, counselor, life and career coach, SYMBIS guide, speaker, prayer person. 20+year veteran homeschool mom.

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