Read Daniel 3:14 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: What is an idol?
Parent Note: Idol has two meanings: 1) a person or a thing that is greatly admired and 2) an image or representation of a god used as an object for worship. In terms of something to worship, neither definition compares to God. A person has flaws, but God is perfect, making Him worthy of praise and worship. In terms of this story, the idols the Babylonians worshiped were representations of gods that did not exist. The idols were made of wood, stone, or metal; but that was all they were—big hunks of common materials. Praying to them was as effective as asking a door knob to make you a sandwich.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank You loving me so much!
You are bigger, stronger, and more wonderful than any god I could make up.
Please help me to worship You above all things.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen