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 (Genesis 11) while we focus in on just a few verses in 5 minutes.
Background: God inspired Moses wrote the first five books in the Bible. The very first book, Genesis, emphasizes beginnings. Beginning of the world and mankind, beginning of sin (man’s disobedience to God) and the beginning of God’s special nation.
After the flood and the earth was repopulated, the people all spoke the same language and came together in Babylonia and decided to build a great tower to honor their greatness. God however had other ideas.
Ask the children…
What did God do to stop this building project?
“Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.” (Genesis 11:7
What was the result of God confusing their languages?
“In that way, the Lord scattered them all over the world, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why the city was called Babel,[b] because that is where the Lord confused the people with different languages.” (Genesis 11:8, 9)
The people had become proud of their accomplishments and wanted to build a great tower (The Tower of Babel) to prove it. God humbled them by confusing their languages and scattering them over the earth. In this way they would seek Him and spread His kingdom everywhere.
Ask your children how they have been humbled recently? How did they react? Were they ashamed or did they turn to God and ask for His help? God is never ashamed of us, He loves us and wants to encourage us to trust Him.
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