Theme: Truth Prepares Us for Success
“Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.” (Prov. 3:13-14)
- Bible: Read Proverbs 4:4-12 together. Tell your children to listen for the good things! When you’re finished reading, discuss the rewards of wisdom.
- Hidden Boundaries: Beforehand, choose an item in your livingroom as the “goal”. Tell your children that you’re going to play a game. They’ve got to throw (or kick if you’re outside) a ball into the goal. Every time they hit the goal, they get a penny. Then shout, “Go!” They may stare at you blankly or they may run around trying to figure out where the ball should go. If they happen to get the ball on the right spot, they get a penny. If they miss, tell them to try again. After they’ve been playing for a few minutes, stop and ask them if they know where the goal is. Would they be able to get more points if they did know? Say, “I’m going to tell you the truth. The truth is that this object is the goal.” Play again, and point out how many more points they can get when they know the truth. Truth enables us to be successful in life and obedient to God.
- Magnified: Talk more about how truth is the foundation of understanding life by using a magnifying glass to look at pictures. As you look at the picture of a dog, say, “This is a cat, right?” Your children will correct you. Affirm with them what truth is. Truth enables you to truly understand life.
- Prayer: God always tells us the truth. Pray together, praising God that He is always truthful!