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Are you dealing with kids who are lying? With younger kids, it it not too difficult to tell when they are lying. As they grow up, and they learn and adapt, it can sometimes become difficult to tell when they are lying. This is a great family devotion on lying you can use to open up a discussion- especially to talk about the consequences that come with telling lies.
Family Devotion on Lying:
Lying is something we all do. No one has to teach you how to lie, it comes natural for us. Often we lie to keep ourselves out of trouble. Can you think of a time you told a lie? Why did you do it?
Read Acts 5:1-101 together this week. It is a story of a husband and wife, who both told a lie. They were not trying to get out of trouble. They were trying to get people to like them more.
Ananias and Sapphira sold a piece of land that they owned. They took the money to church and told everyone they were giving the entire amount of money to the church. They lied, because they really kept some of the money for themselves. It was really a silly reason to lie. It was their land, and their money, so they could do anything they wanted with it. They wanted all the people like them more. Peter told Ananias he had lied to God.
When he heard this, Ananias fell to the ground dead. A few hours later Sapphira came in, and she told the same lie. She also fell down and died. The consequence for their lie was that they both died.
Questions for Discussion:
- What are some consequences you can think of for lying?
- Why do you tell lies?
- What is a lie you remember telling?
Pray now and ask God to help you be honest and tell the truth instead of telling lies. Ask for fogiveness for any lies you have told.
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