Youth for the Lord, September 29
Hi Wonderful Parents!
This week our lesson is about Solomon...his request for wisdom and the
first example of that wisdom. Our passage is 1 Kings 2:1-4 and 3:3-28.
In chapter 2 David charges Solomon to follow all of Gods rules and
reminds him of God's promise to keep David's family on the throne.
In chapter 3 we are told that Solomon showed his love to God by
following His rules. Solomon went to Gibeon to sacrifice to God (the
Israelites were not to do this anywhere but Jerusalem yet God seems to
overlook this and many Israelites did this...it was a kind of middle
ground between idol worship done by other nations on high ground and
worshiping the True God.) God appears to Solomon in a dream and tells
him to ask for whatever he wants (notice God doesn't say He will give it
to him but I'm sure God knew his answer). Solomon asks for wisdom to
rule God's people wisely and God blesses him with more. Then we are
shown Solomon's wisdom when he settles a dispute between two mothers.
Please read and discuss these verses with your children and teach them
God' love. We will use this story to show the youngest ones that God
teaches us. We will show the older kids that God gives us wisdom.
May God bless you week in a special way!
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