We should respond with thankfulness and take good care of all that God has given to us.
MAIN POINT: We are grateful for what we have and choose not to compare with others.
STORY: Matthew 20:1-16
**PARENTS: Use these questions as a starting off point for discussion, or ask your own questions that may best relate to your child. Allow your child to ask questions as well!
In verses 9 to 12, the first workers felt angry about their wages even though it was fair and they had agreed to it.
- Think about the last worker who did the least work but still got the same wages as the first. How would you feel if you were them?
- Why do you think the first workers were so angry?
In verses 13 to 16, the master reminds them that he has been fair and generous, and that they shouldn’t compare.
- When was the last time you said “it’s not fair”? How did you feel?
- What would happen if you chose to be grateful in that moment?
- Comparing ourselves to others always leads to unhappiness. What are some ways Jesus could help you take your eyes off others?
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)
**PARENTS: End in prayer together. You may choose to lead prayer or encourage your child to pray with you. This is a great opportunity to teach them how God longs to hear our thoughts and feelings by talking with Him.