What is an Adult? Commandment # 7
Special thanks to Wesley Edie, Family Life Pastor at Parklawn Assembly of God for sharing his 10 Commandments skit series with us.
Leader: Ok kids I have to admit, today’s lesson is not an easy one.
Maggie: Easy? Are we going to make something easy? I have some ideas for making something easy. How about some big puffy pretzels!
Leader: No, we are not talking about puffy pretzels. We are talking about the commandments remember?
Maggie: Oh yeah! Which commandment are we talking about today!
Leader: Well, the Bible tells us the 7th commandment says “thou shall not commit adultery.” Do you know what that means?
Maggie: Um, I think I know what that means!
Leader: Ok, I’ll let you explain it then Maggie, go ahead.
Maggie: Well, it means, um, of course, (hesitates a little and acts nervous)… that you should never act like an adult. Yeah, that’s what it means. We are to never act grown up. Jesus wants us to always act like kids. That’s it uh huh!
Leader : No, no, no, that’s not what it means. In fact it has nothing to do with being grown up.
Maggie: Really it has nothing to do with adults acting grown up?
Leader: (acts flustered) Well, I guess it does have to do with adults and when you get right down to it, yes adults are definitely supposed to act grown up. I mean adults that are married would be wise to never break this commandment.
Maggie: SO, is it about being an adult or not? I’m confused now!
Leader: It means we are to be faithful in our marriage. Kids don’t get married though do they?
Maggie: Which is a really good thing.
Leader: But Kid’s have to understand that marriage is a very important establishment created by God.
Maggie: So when you get married can you cook all the things you want to cook?
Leader :No, I mean, well I guess so, but you and the person you marry have to try and agree.
Maggie: Without ever fighting?
Leader :Well that’s not true. Every married couple will have fights but it’s important to make things right when you have disagreements.
Maggi: Wow marriage sounds hard.
Leader: Well it definitely can be, but if you put God first in your marriage, it is much easier.
Maggie: So this commandment is all about marriage then?
Leader: Well not necessarily, it is about being faithful in your marriage; it is about treating your spouse in a way that you won’t treat anyone else.
Maggie: Then you and your spouse can cook together.
Leader: Yeah, that’s true, Maggie you better find a husband someday that likes to cook and who can cook really good food for you.
Maggie: AHHHHH that is the man of my dreams. He will be able to cook everything for me. Pizza, lasagna, tacos, burgers, spaghetti, burritos, meat loaf, roasts, raviolis, hot dogs, french fries, eggs, bacon, grits, oatmeal, (goes down while continuing the list).
Leader: (Interrupts at some point) OK, OK they get the point. Wow! Whenever Maggie does get married I hope he is prepared!