“When leaders lead in Israel, When the people willingly
offer themselves, Bless the LORD!”
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Enough paper cups for all of the children in your class, cut apple
cubes and one potato cube.
“God’s Blindfold” template (enclosed with lesson), enough sheets
of construction paper for the children in your class and string.
Enough regular blindfolds for at least half of the number of
children in your class.
It is very hard to stand up alone for the truth, even in a friendly
setting. Pass out a paper cup containing one or two apple cubes to
all the children but one. Have mixed in with the other cups a cup
containing a potato cube (it should look just like the apples). Give
this cup to the remaining child.
Ask the kids to do a taste test for you. If their apple tasted like an
apple, ask them to please stand up. Then have them sit down. If
their apple didn’t taste like an apple, ask them to please stand up.
See if the one child stands. It is hard to know if that child will
stand if they are the only one. They may be embarrassed. But if
they don’t stand, you can tell the kids that one of the cubes was a
potato, and that maybe whoever had it couldn’t tell the difference!
It is hard to stand up for truth even among friends. But God gives
us strength to trust Him even when no one else will. God wants
us to trust in Him even when no one else will.
In our lesson today we are going to learn about a faithful woman by
the name of Deborah. Before Israel had kings, they had judges.
These were men or women chosen by God to lead His people, Israel.
They would listen to the problems of the people, pray and then
give counsel to them as to what they should do.
There were some good judges and some evil judges. Whenever
Israel had an evil judge they always got into trouble. This is where
we find Israel in this lesson. Ehud was an evil judge and wasn’t a
good leader. So God allowed Israel to become captives to