Read 1 Samuel 3:11-18 out loud with your child.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Have you ever had to give someone bad news?
Parent Note: Sometimes it’s hard to hear the truth. God told Samuel to give Eli a message about his wicked sons, and Samuel obeyed Him. Psalm 27:6 saysthis:
“Wounds from a friend can be trusted. But an enemy kisses you many times.”
This means that real friends tell each other the truth, even when it’s hard.
Pray this out loud together:
Dear God, thank You for being a God of Truth
Please help me to have courage, and to obey you even when it seems hard
In Jesus’s name, amen