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 136) 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.
Psalm 136 says the same thing 26 times. I wonder what could be so important?
Ask the children…
What important thing does the Psalmist repeat 26x?
“His faithful love endures forever.” (Psalm 136:1-26)
How are we to respond?
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!” (Psalm 136:1)
12 times in the same Psalm we are told to “Give thanks to the Lord” because “His faithful love endures forever”. Giving thanks is the appropriate response to a God who faithfully showers His love on us day after day.
Ask your children how God has been faithful to them this week? Share some of your own experiences. Have a time of thankgiving and then do it again to remind you that we are supposed to do this over and over.
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