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 23) 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.
God takes voluntary vows that a person makes very seriously.
Ask the children…
Does God require us to make vows?
“However, it is not a sin to refrain from making a vow.” (Deuteronomy 23:22)
What does God expect when we do make a vow?
“But once you have voluntarily made a vow, be careful to fulfill your promise to the Lord your God..” (Deuteronomy 23:23)
God takes promises very seriously. He always fulfills His promises. When we make a promise, we are acting in the image of God in our capacity to do what we say we will. Therefore, we are representing God in our promise. If we do not honor our promise we no only dishonor ourselves, but also God.
Ask your children if they make promises? What are some of the promises they have made? Did they fulfill their promise? How was God honored or dishonored through this promise? If a promise was not kept, tell God about it and receive His forgiveness. If it was kept, rejoice with the Lord in this blessing to you and to Him.
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