“The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces” – Psalm 119:72
- Ask the family: What is the most expensive thing you’ve ever seen?
- Share: Through the years there have been plenty of movies made about hunting down some sort of hidden treasure or item buried for centuries: Raiders of the Lost Ark, National Treasure, The Mummy, and King Solomon’s Mines, to name a few. In each case, the characters had to follow a map or uncover clues that would lead to a great prize in the end.
- Read Psalm 119:72 aloud together and then discuss…
– What do you think makes the Bible a treasure?
– Do you think most people think of the Bible as a treasure? Why or why not?
– What treasures have you already gotten from the Bible?
- Now have someone read Proverbs 2:1-5 and ask, How are we to be treasure-hunters ourselves? What promise does God make about our search?
TABLE TALK (QUESTIONS TO DISCUSS AND WRAP UP)
- What are some of our most valuable possessions in our house? What makes them valuable?
- Did you know that people in some countries would give everything they have to own a Bible? Other people risk their lives to sneak Bibles to them. Why is it easy for us to sometimes treat the Bible like any other book?
- Psalm 19:9-10 says that God’s Word is more precious than gold and sweeter than honey. Why is the Bible compared to something that tastes sweet?
- Close in prayer (either close yourself, call on a child to pray, or have each person pray).
KEEP IT UP (WAYS TO CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION)
- Memorize today’s verse together, Psalm 119:72.
- Model for your family a love of God’s Word by reading it and talking about what you’re learning.
- Determine to read the Bible together more as a family, and challenge family members to read their Bible more on their own.
- Go to YouTube and explore the helpful videos from The Bible Project