After God told the children of Israel that they should listen to His voice and follow His covenant they responded that they would do whatever God asked of them.
- Is it usual to say that you will do what someone asks when you don’t know what will be asked of you?
- Have you ever agreed to do something before knowing what was going to be required? How did it work out?
- Do you think that you have the same point of view as a whole group of people? How does it feel?
- Do you think that the world would be a better place if everyone had one point of view? Explain.
- How would the world be different if everyone followed all the laws?
- Would this solve all of the world’s problems? Why or why not?
- Try to get someone to agree to do whatever it is that you are about to ask of them without revealing what you are about to ask.
- Was it hard to find someone who would blindly agree to your request?
- Now try to get a whole group of people to agree to do whatever it is that you are about to ask of them without revealing what you are about to ask.
- How much harder was this than just convincing one person?
- What do you think it would be like if your whole country or everyone of your religion had one point of view?
- Make a chart with ten different groups (such as your city, religion, sports club). Beside each group mark off if you can say that there is something of significance that everyone in the group can agree on. For the groups that have a view point in common write down what they agree on.
- Try doing everything that your parents ask of you for one week. Describe the experience.
- Describe a point of view that your immediate family agrees on very strongly.
- Describe a point of view that your immediate family disagrees on strongly. Describe the different points of view.
- Write a speech to try and get people to hold your point of view about something that you really care about.