Dig In to the Bible
- Read:Genesis 11:1-9
- In This Passage:Everyone lives in the same area and speaks the same language. They decide to build a great city with a tall tower that will make them famous. God sees their hearts; he confuses their language and then scatters them all over the world. God is the greatest, and we don’t need to be.
- Bible Point:God is the greatest…
- Application: …and we don’t need to be.
- Summary Verse:“Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding” (Isaiah 40:28).
- God is the greatest. This story can be a bit confusing for kids. They’ve been taught to try their best and work well in teams. So why does God get so mad about people working together to do something great? Help your kids see that their motivation to become famous was self-focused instead of focused on God’s greatness. We don’t need to try to show everyone we’re the best, because we’re not! God is the greatest, and we can point to Him when we do our best work.
- Think About:What are some things you’re really good at? How can you point to God’s greatness when you do those things?
Dig In to Prayer
- Pray that God would give each of your children a spirit of humility and that others would see God’s greatness through each child’s accomplishments.