Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: A classmate offers to give you his bike if you will help him cheat on a test. Would you do it?
Parent Note: We should never give in to temptation. There should be nothing more valuable to us that God’s good favor. While it would be nice to have this new bike, it’s not worth sinning to get it. The king offered Balaam a very rich reward in exchange for doing something evil. God told him not to do it, but he wanted riches more than God’s favor. This was a bad choice.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear Lord, thank You for giving me choices.
I know that You are always there to help me when I ask.
Help me to avoid temptation and make the right choice.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.