This week our question is:
How can we glorify God? By loving him and by obeying his commands and law.
Our memory verse is Deuteronomy 11:1
“Love the Lord your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always.”
Bryan Chapell: “I’ll walk with him and love him in all he requires, because in doing so, I will actually enjoy the path that he has designed for the best life that he desires to give me.”
Sometimes obedience gets a bad rap in our culture. We think if we obey then we’re somehow giving up freedom. And there is no greater value in our culture today than being free. But that kind of freedom is actually bondage. Here’s an interesting article on the bondage of too many choices: https://www.fastcompany.com/3031364/why-having-too-many-choices-is-making-you-unhappy
Like having too many choices actually makes us miserable, having too many choices to turn against God makes us miserable too. Only when we obey God and his ways are we truly free, because then we are fulfilling God’s purpose for our life.
Talk to your kids this week about how choosing what God wants for our life and following his ways actually makes us free.