February 15 // Put God first.

Read Genesis 22:9-10 out loud with your family.

 

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

 

Q: Why would God ask Abraham to do something so awful? 

 

Parent Note: God has given us everything we have. To make this concept even more difficult to understand, consider that everything we have really belongs to God. The Lord is in control of all things in creation, and when He gives us things, He is asking us care for them as caretakers, often referred to in the Bible as stewards. Obeying God is more important than anything God has given to us. It can be very hard to see the distinction between ownership and stewardship, but it can make it easier to let things go when God calls us to do so. Clinging to things can tie us down or keep us from realizing God's full potential and plan for our lives. When Abraham made his choice to obey God, he did so by looking at who God is: loving, caring, faithful, and powerful. His faith and trust in the Lord was so absolute that he was willing to offer his own son as a sacrifice because he knew that God wanted him to do this and there was a purpose for it that he did not understand.

 

FAMILY PRAYER:

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

 

Dear God, thank You for all You have given to me.
I know that everything I have is Yours.
Help me to put You first in my life.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen