God’s way is always best!
Kids will learn that choosing our own way over God’s way, means we’re not choosing God’s best for our life.
Genesis 19:9-26, Sodom and Gomorrah
“Lord, you are great. You are really worthy of praise. No one can completely understand how great you are.” Psalm 145:3 (NIrV)
God saved Lot and his family when he destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. But Lot’s wife did not obey God’s instructions; she looked back at the city while it was being destroyed and was turned into a pillar of salt.
A plate of fries
A large can of salt
Who likes French fries?
Add some salt to the fries.
Who likes their French fries with a little salt?
Dump a pile of salt on the fries.
Who would eat fries with this much salt?
Salty foods are delicious, whether it’s fries or chips or even salted caramel. But too much salt can be just plain gross. It leaves a bitter taste in your mouth, and it can also leave you feeling very thirsty.
Lot and his family discovered that doing things their way instead of God’s way can be just as bitter. They were told not to look back when they fled Sodom and Gomorrah,
but when Lot’s wife looked back, she was turned into a pillar of salt. God wants us to
do things His way. We should turn our backs on sin to follow Him and never look back. God will never leave us bitter. He has a better plan if we’re willing to follow His direction.
When we choose to go our own way, we are not choosing what’s best for us. God’s plans are good and will never leave you feeling salty. Wherever God leads you, go, and don’t look back!
Test Your Knowledge
Let the kids create salt dough.
2 Cups of Flour 1 Cup of Salt 1Cup of Water
Combine the salt and flour. Then slowly add in the water until it forms a doughy consistency.