Image-Reflecting: People of integrity
Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
Often when we use the word "name" we mean reputation. So, what kind of reputation do you want to have? A reputation of integrity or something that is less admirable? One meaning the dictionary gives for integrity is "incorruptability--strict adherence to a moral or artistic code." For followers of Jesus this means that by adhering to God's code, God's guide for holy and grateful living (the Ten Commandments and other instructions in the New Testament), followers of Jesus are able to live with integrity. Another meaning for integrity is "completeness." People who have integrity have a completeness that keeps them from chasing after things that would compromise their reputation. They are complete in Jesus, they have all they need or want. Thus they are incorruptible.
People of integrity are in short supply today. Introducing our children to the concept of integrity, modelling integrity in our work and personal lives, pointing out people of integrity as role models or heroes, and helping our children learn how to be people of integrity even at a young age will provide them with a standard for living that will serve them well throughout their lives.
JUST THE FACTS
How well did you listen to the story?
Q. What is the name of the game show Liz and Lucille competed in?
A. Gut Check
Q. Why did Liz decide to change his name to Lizzer?
A. Because the show host thought that Liz and Lucille were a team of two girls, and because the other contestants were teasing him about his name.
Q. What is Liz’s full name?
A. Lizarardo Quintus Lacerta
This question is meant to help the children develop a biblical understanding of God, who He is and what He does. The "answer" is not meant for parents to read to their children. Rather its purpose is to assist parents in guiding the conversation to this biblical understanding. We encourage you to use an open Bible in this conversation, building biblical literacy and well as a biblical theology.