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 31) 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.
As Moses prepares to die the Lord speaks through Moses to give a commission to God’s hand picked successor, Joshua.
Ask the children…
What commission did the Lord give to Joshua?
“Then the Lord commissioned Joshua son of Nun with these words: ‘Be strong and courageous, for you must bring the people of Israel into the land I swore to give them.'” (Deuteronomy 31:23)
What did the Lord say that gave Joshua the confidence that he could fulfill this commission?
“I will be with you.” (Deuteronomy 31:23)
God called Joshua to be strong and courageous enough to lead several million people into a foreign land full of enemies. What was the basis for his courage? That the Lord would be with him. In the end, that was all that he needed. That is all that any of us need to fulfill God’s commission on our lives.
Ask your children what God has commissioned them to do? Love God, love one another, serve one another, do everything you do as unto the Lord, just to name a few. No one could do those things even for a day unless the Lord was with them. Thank God for His commission for you and for Him being with you as you carry it out.
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