May 20 // When God speaks, we obey.

 

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