In Clubhouse this month, our Kindergarten through 5th graders will learn that there’s something about the things we say that kind of stack up one way. Then there’s the way we live, or the reality about certain situations that stack up another way. If both stacks line up, you can build something strong on them. When what we say lines up with what we do, people know they can trust us—our words have strength, our lives are built with integrity.
Honesty really is a big deal. That’s why we’re spending the month of May talking about it. Honesty is choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.
When we’re honest, when our words line up with our actions, people know they can trust us. Our relationships grow stronger. God understands the relationship between honesty and trust. This is something God sets into motion in the first place.
Since the beginning, God has been in the business of making and keeping promises.
God told Abraham that he would be the father of a great nation of people—he was.
God told the Israelites that He would provide for them in the desert—He did.
God told Joshua that the wall of Jericho would fall if the people marched around it for seven days—it did.
God told Mary that she would give birth a Son, Jesus—she did.
As we look at these great stories and principles from the Bible, we hope that kids begin to live with honesty and integrity, that what they say will line up with what they do. But this won’t always be easy. That’s why our memory verse for the month can serve as a prayer for our kids when they need God’s strength to tell the truth. Psalm 119:29 says “Keep me from cheating and telling lies. Be kind and teach me your law.” We pray that this month will be a great reminder to all of us to be honest no matter what the situation looks like.