Read Genesis 37:27 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Which would you prefer: being thrown into a pit and left to die or being sold into slavery?
Parent Note: Neither! We don’t want to be treated like that by anyone, especially by those who are supposed to love us! We should always try to treat others the way we would like to be treated, even—and maybe even especially—when we don’t particularly like someone. Jesus calls us to love our neighbors.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank You for loving me well.
I know that Your love is perfect.
Help me to love others and treat them the way I want to be treated.
In Jesus’s name, amen.