Listen to God, and do as He says.
Kids will learn that there are consequences for not living God’s way.
Exodus 8, The Plagues of Frogs, Gnats, and Flies
“The grass dries up. The flowers fall to the ground. But what our God says will stand forever.” Isaiah 40:8 (NIrV)
When lawlessness ran amok, a new sheriff would ride in to clean up the Wild West town. The Pharaoh of Egypt mistreated and abused the Israelites who lived there, so God sent in Moses and Aaron to set things right. But Pharaoh’s heart was hardened and he would not acknowledge the awesome power of God.
A small chair
How many of you have a time out chair at home? When was the last time you had to do time out? In the old west, most towns had a sheriff’s office with a tiny jail cell where ruffians and outlaws would often get a “time out” in the hopes that they would cool down and start following the law. If people didn’t get the message and caused more trouble, they could find themselves shipped off to prison or worse, depending on what their crime was.
God gave us the Bible so we’d know how to live right. He also let us know that there are consequences for not obeying His word. Some consequences are earthly – like sitting in time out or in the sheriff’s jail. Some consequences can be eternal.
God wants us all to choose to live His way. He wants us to follow Christ, so He can spare us from the eternal consequence of sin. Don’t ignore the warning signs when you start to stray from God’s way. Listen to God, and He will make your path straight.
Moses gives Pharaoh a Time Out!
Sing & Act
Kids can decorate the included sheriff’s badge coloring page to remind themselves of today’s lesson.