Science with a twist
Watch a stuffed toy animal get “caught” in a mousetrap. Discussion point: Satan uses many different “baits” to trap us in sin.
Watch a stuffed toy animal get “caught” in a mousetrap.
Discussion point: Satan uses many different “baits” to trap us in sin.
This hands-on option helps illustrate the truth of 1 Timothy 6:9-10 – that a desire for riches is one of Satan’s traps.
You will need a mousetrap, bait and stuffed animals
Note: If you prefer, you can also use a roll of paper towels to “sniff” the bait and allow the paper towels to be caught in the mousetrap.
The questions for discussion are provided to increase dialogue and learning. For a Biblical perspective, read or paraphrase 1 Timothy 6:9-10. Paul uses the illustration of a trap to explain that the desire for more money and getting rich is one way that Satan can trap us and cause us to wander away from God.
Conclude by praying that God would help you see Satan’s trap of discontentment and greed before you get caught in it.
1 Timothy 6:9-10
“People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”