Gateway Family Nights

Week 6: Sweetness for the Soul

A weekly devotional to help your family draw closer to each other, to God and to memorize His Word.

Talking to God

While praying together, take turns thanking God for your favourite foods.

Diving In

Post a sheet of paper on the wall. Draw a simple platter on the paper and invite family members to draw their two favourite desserts on the platter. All of these desserts will combine to be one spectacular, yet imaginary, family dessert. Now ask your child to make up a name for this treat.

Read James 3:13-18

Going Deeper

It’s fun to imagine all your favourite desserts in the same place at the

same time. And while this may be fun to imagine, it wouldn’t be healthy to actually eat all those goodies. Self-control keeps you from making poor eating choices; at the same time, it helps you learn to appreciate things that are better for you. Have you ever considered developing a taste for wisdom?

Proverbs 24:13-14 says it like this: “Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste. Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.” Just as eating your favourite desserts can be pleasant, so exercising wisdom in your choices can have a sweet influence on your life now and in the future.

Memorize James 3:17

Talking to Each Other

• How can wisdom be sweet to your soul in the same way desserts are sweet to your taste?

• How can you find wisdom?

*written by: Janine Petry For Focus on the Family Planting Seeds of Biblical Truth

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