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Bible object lessons take an everyday occurrence and connects it with God's Word to teach us a spiritual truth to help us grow in Christ and bring encouragement.
God is at work in us and all around us, but many times our lives are so busy we don't notice or recognize His presence. Even a common everyday object as a cup can become a Bible object lesson that will continue with us into the busyness of our world as a reminder of the truths found in the Bible.
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Have a taste test of sugar and salt by themselves. The sugar is sweet and pleasing to our taste while the salt is difficult to eat by itself, and yet salt has far more benefits to offer than sugar.
Use this Bible object lesson for adults to point out:
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
Whether we prefer sweet or salty, we probably all would agree that salt by itself is hard to "stomach". In the same way, it would be easier just to experience good times in life and avoid the difficult.
Let's face it, bad things happen to everyone. We live in a world that is broken by sin. If we left it at that though, how sad and scary life would be!
The good news is we can taste and see that God is good all the time...even when bad things happen, God can use them for good when we turn to Him.
"You are good and You do good;
Teach me Your statutes."
"This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all."
1 John 1:5
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Difficulties in life are hard by themselves, but God can use the hard times for our good just like the benefits of salt.
Hard times in life -
"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."
This verse can be such a comfort during tough times! Remembering that God is in control, He is sovereign, and that He loves us so much, can help us have an upturn in our perspective and attitude. In addition to this, we are not alone; He promises to be with us!
You may have heard someone say the Bible says God will never give us more than we can handle. Sorry...that is a misquote; 1 Corinthians 10:13 actually says God will not allow us to be tempted beyond what we can bear and will provide a way of escape.
The sun is so much brighter it seems after several days of rain and clouds. We would take the good for granted if we didn't have the bad also.
One example sticks out in my mind of when one of my sisters had breast cancer. She is a registered nurse, and after she was well again after both chemo and surgery, God placed her in a new job...in a chemotherapy unit. Because she herself had sat in a chair receiving treatments, she was that much more equipped to give hope to her patients. She was a testimony of God's faithfulness and someone who could comfort because God had comforted her.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ."
2 Corinthians 1:3-5
If you're like me, my Bible devotion time is limited by the busyness of the day. Therefore I like to find ways for God to continue to bring back the thoughts and lessons from that time. That's where Bible object lesson take-alongs come in!
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