Good Morning God. Thank You for this day and every opportunity that it brings. I decree that this will be the best day of my family and friends lives because they will walk in Your purpose. I speak wisdom and knowledge over every word, decision, and works that they perform today. Lord, let Your peace be their portion and Your love be their template of how to treat others. Allow there to be a song in their heart that will sing louder than all negative situations. In Jesus name,
Today, I will practice being like You
The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
The Resource... The Word!
GOD’S RULES SHOW HIS CHARACTER.
Bible Reading of the Day: Read Exodus 33:7-13.
Verse of the Day: “Teach me your ways so I may know you” (Exodus 33:13, NIV).
“You sure do have a lot of rules in your house,” Ben said. He was spending the night at his friend Jeremy’s house.
“Like what?” Jeremy asked, without taking his eyes from the video game he was playing.
“Like, what your mom just said,” Ben answered.
“What, you mean because she said lights out when we’re finished with this game?”
“Yeah. You have a bedtime?” Ben asked.
“Don’t you?” Jeremy asked.
“No. My parents don’t care what time I go to bed.”
“Well, I have to go to bed so I’ll get enough sleep. That way, I won’t fall asleep in church tomorrow.”
“That’s another thing. Your parents make you go to church!” Ben said.
“I like going to church,” answered Jeremy. “But even if I didn’t, Mom and Dad make sure I go because we’re Christians. Their rules show that they love me.”
“Yeah, right!” Ben said, picking up the video control to get ready for his turn.
“Really,” Jeremy said. “The rules they make show what kind of people they are. They like a clean house, so they make me keep my room clean. They’re really honest themselves, so they expect me to be honest. And they love me and my sister, so they get on me if I’m mean to her, or if she’s mean to me.”
“You mean you have to be nice to your sister, too?”
“Yeah, even though she’s a pain sometimes,” Jeremy said with a shrug. “That’s not all,” he added.
“What? You mean it gets worse?”
Jeremy nodded. “Yeah,” he said with a smile. “I have to be nice to you, too.” Ben looked at his friend with an expression of surprise, then punched Jeremy’s shoulder. The boys ended up wrestling together on the floor.
TO DISCUSS: What are the rules of your household? How do they reveal what your family is like? How do God’s commandments reveal what he is like? Talk about one of God’s commandments and how it reflects God’s character.
TO PRAY: “Lord, may our family rules reflect your character. We want to be loving and fair in the way we treat others.”
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