Bible Point: Choose to follow God
Key Verse: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
We learned that God promised Jeroboam a large part of the kingdom because he loved and followed God. Most of the tribes of Israel turned against Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, who was rebelling against God by worshiping idols. We, too, must follow God faithfully (1 Kings 11:28–12:24).
Strengthen your family’s faith learning and growth with this easy idea.
- If appropriate, share about a time you were rebellious toward God, including any negative consequences. Children can learn from your mistakes as well as from your successes.
- Then encourage your children to think about what the consequences of rebelling against God might look like in their own lives.
- Discuss as a family what it looks like to follow God faithfully and obediently. Ask each person to name one way he or she will commit to following God this week.
God, we choose to follow You. Sometimes we get caught up in our lives and forget to listen to Your voice. Please help us hear You and follow You this week. In Jesus’ name, amen.