In week three we head to a story found in 1 Kings 21:1-19, 27, where we discover what happens when King Ahab finds a plot of land he wants more than anything. But there’s a problem, Naboth owns the land, and this land has been in his family for generations. King Ahab and his wife Queen Jezebel go to extreme lengths to take that land for themselves. In the end though, King Ahab was miserable.
Bottom Line: Wanting what others have can make you miserable. Many kids in your environments have probably experienced this bottom line first hand. Yet, that doesn’t stop them the next time they find themselves working out whatever scheme they can to get something new that they’ve seen at a friend’s house or at school. We want kids to be aware that this happens and trust God to help them find contentment in what He’s already given to them.
“Jezebel his wife said, “Is this how you act as king over Israel? Get up and eat! Cheer up. I’ll get you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.”"
Life Application: Contentment -Deciding to be okay with what you have
Bottom Line: Wanting what others have can make you miserable
Memory Verse: "Then he said to them, 'Watch out! Be on your guard against wanting to have more and more things. Life is not made up of how much a person has." - Luke 12:15
Next Steps for Parents & Grandparents: Read Hebrews 13:5. Whether you have a lot or a little, it’s easy to want more to make you happy. God made us so that stuff can never fill us. His love is the only thing that can give us true joy. Chasing stuff won’t make us happy, but showing love to God and to others will. Pray that you will grow closer to God and not depend on the things you own to make you happy.