In this “God Is …” volume of Zip for Kids™, the Bible content introduces kids to five of God’s amazing attributes. Each attribute can be taught using an Old Testament Bible story or a New Testament Bible story. In some cases, you may choose to use both! Let’s take a look at the Old Testament content featuring stories about David and his relationship with God.
Bible Study 1: God Is Loving – His Love Is Unconditional.
God Restored David (2 Samuel 9:1-13; 11:1-12; Psalm 51)
David did a lot of things right, but he also did some things that were really wrong. However, when David repented, God forgave him. In David’s Psalm 51, he asked God to restore to him the joy of his salvation. Kids can learn that God loves them no matter what and wants to have a relationship with them.
Bible Study 2: God Is Eternal – He Has a Plan
God Chose David (1 Samuel 16:1-13)
God chose a shepherd’s son to be the future king of Israel. And, not only that, but God chose the youngest of eight brothers. God does not look at people the way we do. He sees the heart. God knew David’s heart and chose him for a very special job. Kids can learn that God has a plan for them and He will help them do whatever He has planned for them to do.
Bible Study 3: God Is Omnipresent – His Presence Is Everywhere
God Helped David (1 Samuel 17:55-18:9; 20:1-42)
King Saul was so angry with David that he wanted to kill him, but King Saul’s son Jonathan was David’s best friend. Jonathan helped protect David but he could not always be with him. However, even when David had to go away, God was with David. God was with David and Jonathan all the time, even though the friends could no longer be together. Kids can learn that God’s presence is always with them.
Bible Study 4: God Is Faithful – He Always Keeps His Promises
God’s Promise to David (2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 22)
David loved God and wanted to honor Him by building a temple. God said that David would not be the one to build the temple, but He promised that David’s son Solomon would. God kept His promise and Solomon built the temple when he was king. Kids can learn that God always keeps His promises. They can believe what He says.
Bible Study 5: God Is Trustworthy – He Never Fails
David Trusted God (1 Samuel 17)
One of the earliest stories about David was an example of how much he trusted God. The armies of Israel saw Goliath as a giant enemy. David saw an enemy who dared to defy the one true God. David trusted God to be with him and help him. Kids can learn that God never fails and that they can put their faith and trust in Him.