Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week. We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.
Dinner Time (Deep Dive)
READ the story together. (1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12; 3:1-15)
ASK some questions about the story.
Who were the main characters? (David, Solomon, and God.)
What are the main story beats? (David died, Solomon becomes king, Solomon asked God for wisdom.)
What’s the main point? (Solomon asked God for wisdom to lead God’s people.)
CONNECT it to the family.
We as your parents are here to help you grow into wise adults. All wisdom comes from God and we will try to instruct you to follow that wisdom.
God, we thank you for your love for us. We thank you for your wisdom. We love you Lord. Amen.
Drive Time (Quick Refresh)
ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Solomon Asked for Wisdom)
See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.
REMIND them of the main point.
Solomon asked God for wisdom to lead God’s people.
Bedtime (Soul Work)
ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.
What else could Solomon have asked for?
Why do you think Solomon asked for wisdom?
How can we have wisdom like Solomon?
ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.
You don’t have all the answers. God is faithful and he loves you. He has given us the instruction we need through his word.
RELATE to them.
Sometimes we can think that we know what is best for us! We don’t know what is best. Only God knows what is best for us. He has given us his word to get us through.
PRAY for them before they go to sleep.
Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)
ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.
At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.
PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.