Why won’t God answer our prayers to produce Godly children in public schools?
Many Christians pray that God will grow the faith of their child who attends public school, but the vast majority of children are leaving the faith. Why doesn’t God answer those prayers? Well, it may be because they are prayers that are not in His will.
For example, if a man who views pornography prays that God would help him to treat his wife in a more Godly way, yet he refuses to stop viewing pornography, will God answer that prayer?
So, if we continue to send our children to be educated in a place that is not for God and does not teach all that Jesus has commanded, how can we expect that God will work in the hearts and minds of our children? Faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17), but not just the initial faith- it is also for the deepening and growing of a person’s faith.
Think about how gracious God has been to His people’s children and the promise that He has made to teach them if we parent and educate according to His Word:
If your sons keep my covenant and my testimonies that I shall teach them, their sons also forever shall sit on your throne (Psalm 132:12).
How can we expect God to be pleased with our parenting and bless our families if we choose to ignore His instructions for parents? What an insult it is to the all wise God of all creation!
The battle for the souls of young people cannot be fought effectively where God’s Word is not foundational or preeminent. It is fought with the sword of the Spirit in the home and church of a young person- where the truth of God’s Word is heard- and the school that proclaims the greatness of God and all of the teachings of the Bible.