Children’s One Year Study Thru The Bible – June 23, Psalm 112, Generosity Will Be Blessed


This one year study thru the Bible for kids is designed to hit the highlights and provide practical application. I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (Psalm 112) while we focus in on just a few verses.

Background: The book of Psalms was written by at least 7 authors. It expresses a range of human emotions from praise to God in good times, fear of enemies in bad times, guilt, anger and an overriding confidence in God’s goodness, majesty and power.

In Psalm 112, the Psalmist reminds his readers how a generous people will enjoy the blessings of God.

Ask the children…

What comes to those who are generous and fair with their resources?

“Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly.” (Psalm 112:5)

What else happens to the generous?

“They share freely and give generously to those in need.  Their good deeds will be remembered forever.  They will have influence and honor.” (Psalm 112:9)

God Himself is generous and He desires His people to be generous too.  In return God pours out His blessings on those who practice generosity by lending generously, conducting business fairly and not cheating, and giving generously to those in need.

Ask your children about their generosity index.  On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the highest) how generous are they?  Have them describe some ways they have been generous or opportunities to be generous that passed them by.  Discuss how God has been generous to them.  Discuss how generosity is the path to living a blessed life.  Come up with some practical ideas for them to practice generosity this week.

Feel free to share your own stories below in the comments section.
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