Explore the Bible at Home - Week of November 25

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Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Guardians,

God had faithfully provided for David. David wrote and sang many psalms as a way of thanking God for His great and undeserved faithfulness. This week our kids studied one of the many psalms David has written. This psalm is recorded in 2 Samuel 22. A similar song is recorded in Psalm 18, but 2 Samuel 22 focuses more on David’s personal worship with God. As a family think about some reasons you have to praise God. Make a list and return to the list often throughout this week. If you'd like to follow along with the Explore the Bible at Home handout it can be found via the link.

Bible Passage: 2 Samuel 22:1–23:5

Younger Kids Text Truth: We can thank God.

Older Kids Text Truth: We can thank God for His many blessings.

David’s Praise for God, 2 Samuel 22:1–23:5

David loved God. He loved God when he was a young shepherd watching over his father’s sheep. He loved God when the King of Israel was threatening to kill him.  He loved God when he himself was ruler of God's chosen people. David knew that God had blessed him. One of the ways David often praised God was by writing and singing songs of praise to Him.

David sang to God, “God is my rock, my fortress, my deliverer. I take refuge in God. He is my shield. I will call to God because He is worthy to be praised.”

God had protected David from his enemies, so David sang, “God has rescued me from my powerful enemies. They were stronger than I was, but God rescued me.”

David called God a lamp who was a light in David’s darkness. “God’s way is perfect. His Word is true. He is a shield to everyone who seeks refuge in Him. God is a tower of salvation for this king.”

In a later passage in 2 Samuel, before David died, he once again praised God. “God has spoken to me. He has established an everlasting covenant with me. He has organized and guaranteed every detail.”

David praised God because God is unlike any man, and He is the one worthy of all praise - David's praise, Israel's praise, and our praise.

- Autumn