January 17 // Don't be fooled.

Read Genesis 3:4-5 out loud with your family.

 

Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.

 

Q: How did the serpent trick Eve?

 

Parent Note: Nothing he actually said was a lie, but it is what he left out that made his information a lie. When Eve ate the fruit, she did not instantly drop dead; however, because of her disobedience to God, she would no longer be allowed to live forever. Eating the fruit did make her aware of good and evil, which is a kind of knowledge that God possesses; however, eating the fruit made her less like God in that she had just committed a sin. Telling the truth, but omitting certain parts with the intention of deceiving someone is called a half-truth. It is a way people lie and deceive each other. Satan purposefully omitted certain consequences that eating the forbidden fruit would cause. 

 

FAMILY PRAYER:

Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:

 

Dear Lord, thank You for being trustworthy.
I know that Your Word is the Truth.
Help me to trustthat what You say is good for my life.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.