Welcome to week 4 in our Where Is series. In our previous session, we focused on the eye. We learned that what we see with our eyes helps determine how spiritually healthy we will be in life. Choose to look at good things and keep yourself spiritually healthy. This week, we are sharing a new focus and scripture. Are you ready? Let’s get started.
The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. Proverbs 15:31 ESV
Sometimes, we do things we should not do. God has placed people in our lives to help us learn how to live better, make good decisions, and avoid trouble. Sometimes, when we don’t do our best and someone tells us we are wrong, we don’t feel good on the inside. However, it is important for children to listen. If we listen and apply the wisdom to our lives, we will do better the next time. We will learn, and when we can learn and use it to help us, then we will be called wise like other people we look up to in life. God likes when we listen and do the right thing, the wise thing. He doesn’t like to see us suffer because of wrong-doing. So, children must open their ears and be ready to receive correction when necessary.
How to Execute the Lesson
You (to child): Where is your ear? Can you point to it?
*Child points (If they cannot point, you point or help them feel it.)
You: There it is! Did you know that it is important that we listen carefully when someone is trying to correct us? Proverbs 15:31 says, “The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.” When we listen to correction, we can make wiser choices. It doesn’t always feel good when someone corrects us, but don’t you want to live a life that is good? Don’t you want to avoid bad things? Then, we must listen for God’s wisdom. We can find it in the bible. Sometimes, I will tell you the right thing to do. Sometimes, other people will tell you the right thing to do. Even if it doesn’t feel good to hear it, say to yourself, “It doesn’t feel good to hear I have done wrong, but it is right to listen and learn how I can do better.” When you have this attitude, you will do the right thing more often. Also, you can help a friend do the right thing because you listened.
Throughout the week, continuously ask your child to point to their ears, other people’s ears, and pictures of ears followed by the scripture and explanation. By the end of the week, we want their ears to pique because they will know that that scripture coordinates with a certain part of the body, and if they are able, they will start saying the scripture with you. As a bonus, enjoy the coloring sheet from CCE Contributor and Illustrator Jack Foster. In the picture, we see two children listening for the right thing. Fill your ears with wisdom.
-Jacqui Wilson, CCE Founder
Click here to print –> Where Is the Ear Coloring Sheet
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Jack Foster or Mr. Jack as we call him at CCE is a children’s book illustrator and a Bible story/ illustration blogger. He is involved with Free Bible Images, a ministry that supplies illustrations to children’s ministries around the world. His illustrations have been downloaded over 50,000 times.