OBJECTIVE: To read and discuss what God says about being responsible.
Feasting on the Word:
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
What responsibilities did King Darius give to Daniel? (verses 1-2)
Did Daniel do a good job? How do you know? (verse 3)
Some men were jealous of Daniel and wanted to get him in trouble with the
king, but they could not find anything wrong with his work. Why couldn’t
they find fault with Daniel? (verse 4)
Daniel was not corrupt or negligent. That means that he didn’t steal from
the king (he could be trusted), and he didn’t neglect to do what he was told.
Was Daniel was a responsible person? Are you?
Being responsible means being trustworthy. When Daniel was thrown into
the lions’ den, did Daniel find out that God was trustworthy? Was God the
one who was responsible for saving Daniel’s life?
Read the verses in Colossians. They are about how slaves should be
responsible even when their masters are not watching. How could this
same principle apply to you when you are working at school or at your job?
How could it apply to children when their parents give them chores to do?
The verses in 1 Thessalonians could be titled, “How To Live a Responsible
Life.” Talk about ways of putting that into practice.
List the responsibilities that each family member has at home. What can
each of you do to be more responsible? Who is always watching?
Family Project: Take time to work on your family project. (Refer to list.)