Team Roaring Reptiles

The competition at the Junior Reptile Olympics is fierce, and when Morrie goes along with Skink to "positively influence the outcome" the kids run into all kinds of problems.

Before You Listen

After you listen

Memory Verse

“The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth.”

Audio Icon   Proverbs 12:22



In this episode, Liz and Morrie decide to lie so they can win, but it doesn’t exactly work. Is it OK to win something at all costs?

In Matthew 16:26, Jesus asks, "What will you gain, if you own the whole world but destroy yourself? What would you give to get back your soul?" That is, it doesn’t matter what you get when you cheat, you lose something of yourself by cheating. People who cheat know how they won. And other people playing probably know too, even if they don't say it out loud. Cheating to win is not winning at all.

In some of the most well known stories in the Bible, there are some unlikely winners (David vs. Goliath, Joshua vs. Jericho) What made them the winners? God made all the difference. They all believed in God and followed his instructions. None of them tried to win alone. They knew they couldn't win their battles without God. The winners are the people who still follow God. They don't try to win on their own. The losers think they can do everything without God. Today, are you going to be a winner or a loser? Follow God, and the choice is easy.

Want to dig deeper about honesty? Read Proverbs 11:3, Proverbs 21:3, and Proverbs 10:2


Can you think of a famous athlete who has been caught cheating? Talk about this with your parents. What do you remember about them? Why do you think they might have cheated? Do you think it was worth it for them to cheat? What did they gain by it? What could you have done in their position? Say a prayer to God asking him to help you when you want to cheat.