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GOD'S WORD -- SWEETER THAN HONEYCOMB

Bring your Bible and a honey bear for giving away tastes of honey.

Ask the children if they can recite a favorite Bible verse. Each time a child tells a verse give him/her a taste of honey. Comment on how sweet the honey tastes. Be sure each child gets a taste of honey, even if he/she doesn't recite a verse. (Note: do not give honey to a child under one year old as their digestive systems are not fully developed. The sweetness of the honey creates an environment in the infant's stomach where botulism can grow very quickly.)

Read the following verse:

Psalm 119:103 "How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth."

Say: "God tells us in this verse that His Word, the Bible, is just as sweet as this honey. When we read the Bible, it is like eating sweet honey."

Here are a few more verses for us to taste:

Matt. 19:14 "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.

1 John 4:8 God is Love.

1 Peter 5:7 He cares for you.

Some Bible verses tell us how to live:

Matt. 22:37 Love God with all your heart....

Matt 22:39 Love your neighbor as yourself.

Deut. 5:16 Honor your father and mother.

Deut. 5:19 You shall not steal.

Deut. 5:20 You shall not lie.

Here are a couple more verses about honey:

Prov. 16:24 "Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones."

Many verses talk about the Promised Land -- a land flowing with milk and honey

And here is one to hold most dear to your heart about believing in Jesus:

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Review: What does God say is sweeter than honeycomb? God's Word, the Bible. Let's taste it every day.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, please give these children a love for your Word. Let them find it real and sweet in their lives. May they always delight in listening to their parents and teachers as they read it to them. And as they learn to read it on their own, may they always give it an important place in their lives. And as they read your Word, may they also hunger and thirst to know You. Amen.

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