FOR KIDS: (April 18-24) Exodus 18-20, "The Ten Commandments"
Moses received the 10 commandments from the Lord to help the Israelites do what is right, draw closer to the Lord, and better show love to one another. Write out the 10 commandments on the tablet. Put a star next to the commandments that show love towards God, and a heart next to the ones that show love towards our neighbors.
The Children of Israel had been in bondage for generations and weren’t able to bear the higher law, and so the Lord gave them the Law of Moses as a preparatory law that pointed them towards Christ. Talk about how your rules and expectations as a family change as you get older and are more capable and accountable.
Discuss why we have laws/rules. When we obey the commandments the Lord is able to bless us. Read “If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments,” by Carole Stephens in the November 2015 Ensign.
Optional Activity: Moses’s father-in-law Jethro helped Moses learn how to delegate responsibility and share the burden of his leadership. Our leaders willingly give so much of their time and effort. Think of a way that you can serve your bishop, Elder’s Quorum, Relief Society, or Primary president.
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