Read Jeremiah 38:4 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: What do you think the saying “Don’t kill the messenger” means?
Parent Note: These officials wanted to have Jeremiah killed because he passed on a message from God. It wasn't Jeremiah's fault that the people were going to be punished for their faithlessness. But because he was the one God appointed to call them out for their sins, they placed the blame on Jeremiah.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank You for sharing Your Word with me.
Please help me to stand up for You, even when others are against me.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.