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Joy in obedience

Joy in obedience

Bless a child with words of affirmation or a small treat when they are obedient or make good choices.

Discussion point: Obedience to God’s commands brings joy.

Throughout your study on joy, be quick to affirm your children when they are obedient or when they make righteous choices. Let them know that God blesses people who chose righteousness with joy. Explain that when we disobey God we end up feeling guilty and unhappy, but when we obey God’s commandments, we feel free and joyful. Read one of the verses below and bless your child with your words of affirmation or another small reward.

Relevant Scripture

Proverbs 10:28 “The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.”

Psalm 119:13-15 “With my lips I recount all the laws that come from Your mouth. I rejoice in following Your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on Your precepts and consider Your ways.”