God-Worshiping: Trust in the Lord.
Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
It is amazing to think that despite everything that is going on in the world that God has a plan for you and your family. In obedience, we seek to understand that God has given each of us a role to play in order to see His plan revealed. Maybe our part is to be a good parent, or a good friend or to be a servant. We wonder about God’s call to us and when it is going to come. Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego did not know what God’s plan was for them. As far as they knew, they would die in the fiery furnace. They had studied God’s word and knew to be obedient to God. Part of God’s plan is for you remember that others do watch what you say and what you do. They know what a Christian is because they look at you. We need to show the “fruits of the spirit” to everyone that we meet.
JUST THE FACTS
How well did you listen to the story?
Q. Why did the school need a new student council member?
A. Marty Taurus had to stay home for 4-6 weeks due to an injury.
Q. At bedtime, what Bible story did Liz’s dad tell to Liz?
A. The story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego.
Q. Name some of the promises that Liz made during his speech.
A. He promised a soda machine in the cafeteria, comic books in the library, and chocolate covered grasshoppers with lunch.
Q. How many votes did Liz get?
A. He got three votes.
Q. What does it mean to submit to God’s plans?
A. It means to trust in God and put His plan first.
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.
In the verse of today’s study, what does it mean when it says, “do not depend on your own understanding”?
The way we see the world controls a lot of the decisions that we make. The Bible talks about many rulers and follows who “did what was right in their own eyes”. These folks made decisions based on what they wanted and on what they felt or thought. This verse is asking us to seek the advice of scripture and see how we can obey God in our next action or our next thought.