A new king did not treat the family of the old king very kindly, in
fact, there was usually torture and death involved. David did not treat
Saul's family this way. David asked if there was anyone in Saul's family
to whom he could show kindness. This led to Mephiboseth, one of
Jonathan's sons. Read 2 Samuel chapter 9 with your family and find out
more about this story.
Our King is a very kind King. So kind He sent His own Son to save us
from our biggest enemy...SIN. David knew His God was a kind God and he
knew he should reflect that kindness. For the youngest class, the lesson
is "God helps us be kind." for the other 2 groups it is "Being kind
honors God and others." This story about David is a wonderful example of
Have a great week!
Happy Monday Dear Parents!
The people wanted to be just like all the other nations...they wanted a king. God tries to persuade them not to go down this trail but they insist. Saul is chosen and soon disobeys God.
Young David is anointed as the next king, but God isn't done with Saul yet. David knows God's timing is perfect and even though Saul is hunting him down to kill him, David spares his life. When God is ready to make David king...He will. David does not take things into his own hands like Saul did many times. David relies on God's timing and eventually Saul dies in battle. There is still trouble in the land as Saul's House tries to maintain rule. David becomes king over Judah and about 7 1/2 years later will become king over all Israel.
Our lesson is about David becoming King and the way he relied on God to bring His plan together. That is so unlike me. I want things my way now. That is like Israel was when they demanded a king in rebellion against God. The passages for our lesson are 2 Samuel 5:1-5 (this is when David becomes king over all Israel) and Psalm 37 which is written by David and talks about trusting God and being patient as he waits for God to act. This is a wonderful Psalm to teach our kids.
Vs 3...trust in the Lord and do good
Vs 4...delight in the Lord
Vs 5...commit your way to the Lord
Vs 7...wait patiently for the Lord
Vs 9...hope in the Lord
Please read our verses as a family and begin to discuss their impact on our lives.
I will bring the kids up to speed on David (give them context). The easiest way to do this is to scan 1 Samuel. I looked at the headings throughout the book. It refreshed my memory which is a good thing!
I am SOOOO excited to send time with your children again. Please pray each week that God will use the teachers and me to help the kids learn what HE wants them to learn and that we encourage the kids to love God.
God Bless you all! Enjoy this week.
We take turns writing when God gives us an idea. The author will be noted.