Shine your light by respecting authority. ● Ephesians 5:8-9, NLT
As a family, discuss a few questions together after your child watches this week’s eKidz Online episode.
Question #1: Why do you think it can be hard to value authority sometimes?
Question #2: Read Matthew 5:14-16, NLT. What is the whole point of being a good example by following God’s authority? (Hint: It’s in the last sentence of the verse after the “so that” part!)
Question #3: Who is someone you know who uses their authority to help keep people safe and to lead them closer to following God’s path? What do you think about that person? How do they make you feel?
Question #4: What do you have authority over? How do you think you can be given more trust and authority?
The more Jesus grew in influence, the more people saw God was His ultimate authority. In everything He did, He respected and obeyed His heavenly Father’s plan for Him. He let His light shine!
When you shine your light by obeying and trusting authority, you help others recognize who God is. This week, take time each day to commit Matthew 5:16 to memory and let your light shine by respecting authority.