Parents, today your child heard that family members can ask for forgiveness when they hurt others. After Jacob lived many years away from home, he returned to Canaan. Jacob asked for and received forgiveness from his brother.
“When two or more sinful people draw near to each other, disagreements will surface. From time to time, these disagreements can lead to hurt feelings, tension, backbiting, and all-out opposition. If you’re not prepared, these situations will blindside you, and your heart’s vileness will only fuel the eruption.” Read “7 Steps to Conflict Resolution” by Peter Krol here: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/7-steps-to-conflict-resolution/
The Daily Bible Reading today, found on the One Conversation page, is a beautiful reminder of our Life Point this week: Family members can ask forgiveness when they hurt others. Always say “I love you.”
It’s dangerous and foolish to lift heavy objects without help. Those who do strength training with weights know the value of a “spotter,” a person who supports you to do more than you think you can and is quick to intervene or assist as needed. Christians do that for one another.
Take it Further: Check out “Jacob and Esau Reconciled” in the Bible Studies for Life section of the Lifeway Kids app. Your children will love the interactive activities and games that go along with each lesson, found on this exciting FREE app.
This month’s Unit Verse reminds us that everyone was made on purpose. Is there anyone in your family you’ve hurt and need to ask for forgiveness? Set the example today for your family and extend the olive branch.