February 23 // Play fairly.

Read Genesis 27:38 out loud with your family.

 

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

 

Q: In a championship race, you're about to cross the finish line in second place. You're close enough to shove the other runner. Do you do it to win?

 

Parent Note: If we shoved the other runner to win, we didn't really win. The other person, if left alone, would have won. They are a better runner than we are, and they deserve to win, not us. When we face temptation like this, it sometimes helps to think of what our actions would do to the other person. Look at what Rebekah and Jacob's trickery caused Esau and Isaac. Esau lost a blessing over his life that should have been his. Isaac, the father and head of their household was made a fool instead of being respected and obeyed. When we sin, we hurt others and ourselves.

 

FAMILY PRAYER:

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

 

Dear God, You have taught us to be honest.
Help us to be honest and tell the truth at all times.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.