Two Pathways Song (Psalm 1)
Good & Evil – two paths, pit & flame, cloud & crown – Every person must choose a path. We can choose God and prosper, or we can choose evil and be destroyed.
Fruitful Rewards – river, tree, fruit basket – Whenever I desire good, I seek God. I meditate on his Word every day. He blesses me, and my reward is an abundant life.
Merciless Master – serpent, chains, slave – When I desire evil, I follow Satan. I rebel against God, and I cause pain to others. The devil is a terrible master.
Choose Wisely – bonfire, wind, dust – God will judge everyone for what path they chose. The righteous will be with God forever, and the wicked will be sent away.
- Can we really simplify all human life into two paths?
- Make a list of the joys that the righteous experience.
- Give examples of how a righteous person can be successfully tempted into altering their chosen path.
- Give examples of how a wicked person can discover that they’ve made a huge mistake and return to God.
- What types of fruit are the riverbank trees bearing?
- Compare Psalm 1 to Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:25-34. How does it feel to be set free from evil?
The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.
- Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
- Tell the story with the drawings.
- Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
- Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
- Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
- Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
- Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.
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