What if we can’t afford a Christian education?

This is a very real problem, and one of the most common parental objections. Christian schools cost money. However, before we get too carried away with financial concerns, we need to ask ourselves an important question:

Do we have a moral obligation to give our children a Christian education? If so, then God will do for us what He does anytime He gives us a command. He’ll give us the means to obey it.

Statements like “God will make a way” or “If He’s called you, He’ll equip you” may sound a little trite. However, they happen to be true. If you have a biblical mandate to provide your children with a Christian education – and all of us have to make that determination for ourselves – God won’t let a little thing like insufficient funds stop you from obeying Him. Not if you’re committed to hearing and obeying His will in the matter.

He may give you a raise. He may show you some fresh ways to economise. But one way or another, He will make a way – because if educating your children in a Christian setting is a genuine responsibility, the financial cost becomes a genuine need. And God has promised to supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).

There are other ways God may provide the necessary funding. In some cases, churches have been known to assist their members. Talk to your pastor and see if that’s a possibility. In addition, many schools offer financial aid to needy families.

At the end of the day, God may ask you to take a step of faith. Then another. Then another. And sure enough, you will see that God is faithful to His promises. For when God calls us to a task, He equips us to fulfill it.