We need to hide God's Word in our hearts so that we can obey and please Him.
Materials You Need:
Make copies of the pattern from the link below:
An envelope is made to represent us, with a heart glued to the bottom flap.
A Bible is then put into the envelope to remind us that we need to
hide God's Word in our hearts.
(Cut out the heart and the Bible
). What must we do with God's
Word, the Bible? (Let the children respond
). I am going
to glue a piece of string to the back of the Bible so that I won't lose it.
(Cut out envelope along solid lines, fold dotted lines to make an
envelope, and glue the side and bottom flaps - the verse is on closing
). This envelope represents us, so I'm going to glue the
heart onto the bottom flap. (Make a small hole through envelop and
base of the heart
). What does the verse on the flap say?
Psalm 119:11, "I have hidden your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against You."
Hiding God's Word:
The verse tells us that we must hide God's Word in our heart. This means
that we should learn memory verses so that we can obey God, and do the things
that please Him. I am going to hide this Bible inside my heart.
(Place Bible inside the envelope
). I'm going to tie the end of
the string through the hole at the base of the heart and close the flap).
There, God's Word is now hidden inside my heart.
Now I can find my Bible whenever I need to know what God wants me to do, by
just pulling on this string! Here's another verse that we can learn:
Psalm 119:2, "Blessed are they who keep His commands
and seek Him with all their heart."
And so we can hide God's Word in our hearts, keep His commands and seek God
with all of our hearts. You can be sure that God will be very pleased