Theme: God hates lies, but loves the truth!
“There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.” (Proverbs 6:16-19)
- Review: As you review Proverbs 12:22 today, vary your voice volume. Say it in whispers. Say it at the top of your voice. Have fun!
- Good Sounds, Bad Sounds: Beforehand, prepare a wide array of sounds to listen to, maybe from YouTube clips or something similar. Opera, heavy metal, animals, a baby screaming, construction, etc. I used various sound effects from a1freesoundeffects.com. As you listen to each one, ask, “Did you like it or not?” Talk about what sounds your children enjoy and what sounds they dislike.
- Bible: What sounds does God dislike? Read Proverbs 6:16-19 and Ephesians 4:29-32. Discuss which kinds of “sounds” should not come out of our mouth and which kinds should!
- Practical: Throughout the day, make it a point to comment on the words you and your children speak. Is someone (including you) being whiny? Say, “That’s not a good sound!” If you hear one of your children saying something kind or helpful or polite, praise them and let them know that good sounds are coming out of their mouth!