Sunday, March 24 - Samuel and David

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This week, we head to 1 Samuel 16 and discover more about the time when God used Samuel to anoint David as the next king of Israel. As the youngest of Jesse’s sons, David was the least likely to be crowned king. Yet God helped Samuel discover that the true worth is not what we see on the outside but who we are on the inside.

Bottom Line: God wants me to see what really matters. As we learn more about how God sees us it teaches us how to see ourselves and it can change the way we see others. We pray that kids start to understand that God wants us to see others how He sees them and treat everyone like they matter.

Scripture this week: 1 Samuel 16:7

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider how handsome or tall he is. I have not chosen him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outside of a person. But the Lord looks at what is in the heart.”

  • Life Application: Individuality - Discovering who you are meant to be

  • Bottom Line: God wants me to see what really matters

  • Memory Verse: “How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that. What you have done is wonderful. I know that very well.” Psalm 139:14

Next Steps for Parents & Grandparents: While driving ask your child, “Have you ever treated someone differently because of the way they looked?” Talk about their answer and then remind them that God is so creative and made us all in His image which is amazing and wonderful.

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Weekly Take Home Devotionals for Kids: