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 13) 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.
God called Abram out of his homeland to travel to Canaan. Abram obeyed and God gave him a wonderful promise.
Ask the children…
What did God promise to Abram?
“the Lord said to Abram, ‘Look as far as you can see in every direction—north and south, east and west. 15 I am giving all this land, as far as you can see, to you and your descendants[a] as a permanent possession.’” (Genesis 13:14, 15)
What else did God promise to Abram?
“And I will give you so many descendants that, like the dust of the earth, they cannot be counted!” (Genesis 13:16)
When God called Abram to move to a new land, that call came with a promise. God did not reveal that promise to Abram until Abram was obedient to the call and moved. Then God gave Abram the promise of land as far as he could see and as many descendants as the dust of the earth.
Ask your children if God is calling them to step out in faith in some way? What is it? Do they believe that God has a promise somehow attached to their step of faith? Step out and disover it.
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