Rehoboam Listens to Fools: Elementary Lesson for Week 3 of November

This week, we’re discovering:

In this week’s Bible story, King Rehoboam needed to make an important decision (1 Kings 12:1-15a). He asked the elders of the kingdom for advice. Then he asked his buddies and they disagreed with the elders. The king decided to agree with his buddies, and his decision led to a split in the nation of Israel.


Our Bottom Line is: If you want to be wise, hang out with wise people. Proverbs 13:20 says, “Anyone who walks with wise people grows wise. But a companion of foolish people suffers harm.” (NIrV) The people we hang out with will always influence the decisions we make. We want to choose friends who will encourage us to be wise, not people who will push us to do foolish things.


The monthly memory verse is: “Choose my teaching instead of silver. Choose knowledge rather than fine gold.” Proverbs 8:10, NIrV Good friends will help us remember what is most important. When we’re trying to make a decision, they will point us to God’s wisdom to help us make the right choice.


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