Education’s Purpose

Education is more than the accumulation of knowledge or the mastery of skills, honorable objectives but different from the “drawing out” by which education changes who we are. (Source unknown)

We’d like to think that learning a lot about a given subject or mastering a particular skill is what it means to be educated. That may be true to a certain extent, but that knowledge and those skills may not have brought about any change in us as people. What is most important is not what we know or what we can do, but who we are.

God gave Solomon very great wisdom and understanding, and knowledge as vast as the sands of the seashore. (1 Kings 4:29)