Upper Elementary Sunday Feb 26: The Wise Trust in God (Fear of the Lord)

Key Verse: 

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

Key Themes: 

  • The wise person trusts in God rather than in Himself
  • God promises to keep us in the Way of the Wise- to make us strong- if we trust in Him.

Additional Texts: 

Psalm 78:9-22
Psalm 125:1-2
Isaiah 12:2
Psalm 20:6-8 

Discussion Questions: 

1. What does it mean to trust God with all of your heart?

2. What does it mean to acknowledge God in all of your ways?

3. Why do we need to trust in God rather than in ourselves?

4. What can we do to help ourselves look to God?

Application Points: 

1. Discuss the memory verse with your child. Discuss ways in which we depend on ourselves rather than on God. Help your child understand how he can trust God in various areas of his life.

2. Encourage your child to talk to God about a problem he is having, somthing that bothers him, something he is concerned about, etc.

3. Give your child a penny. Point to the inscription at the top (“In God we trust”) and ask him to read it. Suggest to your child that he put the penny in his pocket (or another appropriate location) as a reminder to trust God in all situations.

Worship Songs: 

Sing or listen to some of the following songs with your children throughout your week. Note: Names in parentheses are original authors, not necessarily the recording artist. 

My Hope is in the Lord (Norman J. Clayton)

My Trust is in the Name of the Lord (Laurie Jasurda)

Our Great Savior [Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners] (J. Wilbur Chapman/Rowland H. Prichard)

Some May Trust in Chariots (Lynn Deshazo)

Trust and Obey (James H. Sammis/Daniel B. Towner)

Standing on the Promises (R. Kelso Carter/Norman E. Johnson)

Trust in the Lord (Frank Hernandez)

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