Pondering Proverbs #2
“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord
weighs the hearts.”
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Newspaper and masking tape, or a 6” to 8” Nerf ball.
8 1/2” x 11” card stock, the “Self-exam” template included with
your curriculum, scissors and markers.
Today we are going to learn about character and how important
godly character is to the Lord. For us to have godly character we
need to remain focused on the Lord at all times. But sometimes the
world has so many distractions that it can make our head spin and
take and our focus off of the Lord. Do this fun activity as an
introduction to today’s lesson and to illustrate our need to stay
focused on Jesus even when the world tries to confuse us and take
our eyes off of Jesus.
You will need newspaper and masking tape, or a 6” to 8” Nerf ball.
Before class roll up newspaper into a 6” to 8” ball and wrap it with
masking tape. Have the class form a large circle in the center of the
room. The center will need to be clear except for the ball. Place the
ball in the center of the circle. Pick a child to begin. Have the child
close their eyes and turn them around about 15 times. Then tell
them to open their eyes and find the ball and kick it. Watch out,
they may be a little dizzy and have a difficult time. Allow the other
children to take turns one at a time. Have the other children help
and look after the children who are dizzy.
Explain to the children that the world can make us dizzy
sometimes and take our focus off of Jesus. But we need to always
keep our focus on Him!
The Lord had Solomon record the wisdom that He had given him as
a gift. Over the three thousand years that have followed, all the
way up to today, many have been blessed by these wonderful
proverbs. Today we are going to learn that Character is
important to God--not just any character, godly character.
Character is not very important to the world anymore, but it has