Have you ever been playing outside when it was very, very hot? Do you remember how thirsty you got? Do you remember how hot it got being out in the sun? Was it nice to find some cool shade out of the sun? Did you feel much better after drinking some nice cool water?
Trying to live your life without God is like not having any cool water or having any cool shade. Without God your life will be much like having to stay out in the sun when it is very hot and not being able to get away from the sun.
That is why it is so important for you to study God's word, the Bible. By studying the Bible you learn what God wants you to do. By studying the Bible you learn about Jesus and what you must do to obey him. By studying the Bible you will know how to stay close to God.
And Jesus will be the cool drink of water and the cool shade that we need from the hot sun of our life. In Isaiah 32:1-2, we have a description of Jesus by the prophet Isaiah. He says this about Jesus, "Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment. And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; AS RIVERS OF WATER IN A DRY PLACE, AS THE SHADOW OF A GREAT ROCK IN A WEARY LAND."
If any of this is hard to understand, ask your parents to help you. And remember, keep studying your Bible. And here are a few more scriptures to read with this lesson: 1 Cor. 10:1-4, Rev. 22:17.
Published by The Old Paths Bible School