This one year study thru the Bible for kids is designed to hit the highlights and provide practical application. I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (Isaiah 55) while we focus in on just a few verses.
Background: The prophet Isaiah wrote this book to the southern tribe of Judah during a time of national emergency. The 12 tribes of Israel had been divided. 10 tribes in the north and 2 in the south (Judah was one of these). Even the tribe of Judah had turned their backs on God and were facing extinction by the cruel Assyrians. In chapters 40 thru 66 (27 chapters like the 27 books in the New Testament) Isaiah now brings messages of hope and declares the message of a coming savior who will set all things right.
In chapter 55, Isaiah reminds us that when the word of God goes out it always accomplishes what it was intended to do and produces fruit for God’s glory.
Ask the children…
God says that His word is like the rain and the snow that fall down and cause the grain to grow. What happens when the word of God goes out?
“It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit.” (Isaiah 55:11)
And what does the word of God do?
“It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.” (Isaiah 55:11)
God’s word is more powerful than we can imagine. When He sends it out it it changes lives all around the world. Hebrews 4:12 says the word of God is, “alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow.”
Ask your children if they believe that the word of God is powerful enough to transform their lives and the lives of their friends? Ask them what they are willing to commit to get to know the word of God? A daily study like this one is a good place to start. It is an investment that will change their lives. Ask God to provide the strength to follow through on your commitment to get to know the word of God.
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