We close out the month with another one of Solomon’s vivid word pictures in Proverbs 25:16 and find out what happens when we indulge and eat too much. But this proverb isn’t just about how much we eat. Kids will learn that too much of anything, even if it’s a good thing, can have serious consequences.
Bottom Line: Know when to stop. Knowing when to stop isn’t always easy for kids. A lot of times it’s a parent or teacher who helps them know it’s time to stop what they’re doing and take a break. We hope that kids start to see that stopping something—even if it’s fun—can be the wisest choice. We also want them to know they don’t need to do this on their own. God will help them know when to stop.
Scripture this week: Proverbs 25:16
If you find honey, eat just enough.
If you eat too much of it, you will throw up.
Life Application: Self-Control - Choosing to do what you should even when you don’t want to
Bottom Line: Know when to stop
Memory Verse: “God’s power has given us everything we need to lead a goldy life.” 2 Peter 1:3a
Next Steps for Parents & Grandparents: While you are driving, Ask your child, “What is something you just can’t get enough of?” Then ask, “If you don’t practice self-control in that area, what do you think would happen?” Give your child some tips on how to know when to stop with something they really love.