This free one year kid’s devotional study thru the Bible is designed to hit the highlights, provide practical application and requires no preparation. If you have a little more time, I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (Deuteronomy 6) while we focus in on just a few verses in 5 minutes.
Background: God inspired Moses to write the first five books in the Bible. The book of Deuteronomy is the fifth and last book that Moses wrote and its name in means ‘second Law’. Moses is about to die and he addresses a new generation of God’s people. Moses gives a series of sermons to remind them of God’s faithfulness and to exhort them to trust and obey God when they enter the land so that they will enjoy His blessings.
In Moses’s second sermon to the people, he tells them something that has become one of the most important truths in the Bible. In fact, Jesus quoted this verse when asked what is the most important law.
Ask the children…
What was this important law?
“And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:5)
What did Jesus say to the Pharisees when they asked Him what was the greatest law?
” Jesus replied, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’[e] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.’” (Matthew 22:37)
So Moses said it and Jesus repeated it. This the greatest law. But why? One man said that the most important thing about any of us is what we think about God. That defines who we are. If we know and love God with all that we are, then that will direct our lives; who are our friends, what we do with our time, where we will spend eternity.
Ask your children what they think about when they think about God? Is this a God who they would want to worship and love? Talk as a family about what God is like. Do some discovery in the Bible and Bible stories that tell you about what God is like. Then talk to God and worship Him for who He is.
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