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 (Job 34) while we focus in on just a few verses.
Background: The book of Job tells the story of a faithful man who feared God. One day Satan (the acccuser) came to God making accusations against God’s people. God suggested that Satan take a look at His faithful servant Job. Satan told God that the only reason that Job was faithful was because God was blessing him. God therefore gave Satan permission to test Job. And Satan did; he destroyed Job’s crops, livestock, servants, houses and even killed Job’s children and finally Satan destroyed Job’s health. Job’s final young friend, Elihu, continues to question Job. He does provide some wisdom to Job.
Ask the children…
Does God play favorites?
“He doesn’t care how great a person may be,
and he pays no more attention to the rich than to the poor.
He made them all.” (Job 34:19)
Are we to treat the rich and mighty any different than the poor?
“But if you favor some people over others, you are committing a sin. You are guilty of breaking the law.” (James 2:9)
God treats everyone the same. He isn’t impressed by anyone who has wealth, power or prestige. Nor does God look down on those who are poor, widowed, orphaned. He loves them all just the same since He made them all. No wonder James tells us that we should not play favorites and treat some people different than others.
Ask your children if they play favorites and treat some people different than others? If so, ask them why they do it? Read James 2:9 again and ask them to tell you how they are going to change. Pray over this opportunity for them to grow and ask God to do this work in them beyond anything they could ask or think.
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