Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – God Reveals A False Messenger To Nehemiah


Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is impossible for God.  If God can do miracles in the Bible, He can do them in our children’s lives today.  Here is an easy way to do that interactively.

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Nehemiah:   God reveals a false messenger to Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 6:1-14)

Through Nehemiah’s leadership, God’s people were close to finishing the rebuilding of the wall around Jerusalem.  The enemies of God’s people didn’t like it and hatched a plot to have Nehemiah killed.  They sent messengers to Nehemiah to come and meet with them.  Each time Nehemiah refused.  Finally, they sent Shemaiah to try to deceive Nehamiah in order to kill him.

Ask the children…

What did Shemaiah tell Nehemiah?

“He said, ‘Let us meet together inside the Temple of God and bolt the doors shut. Your enemies are coming to kill you tonight.’” (Nehemiah 6:10)

How did Nehemiah respond and what did God reveal to him?

“But I replied, ‘Should someone in my position run from danger? Should someone in my position enter the Temple to save his life? No, I won’t do it!’ I realized that God had not spoken to him, but that he had uttered this prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. (Nehemiah 6:11, 12)

Nehemiah refused to go into the temple because it was not allowed and because it would keep him away from his God appointed task.  Satan will do anything to distract us.  And God revealed to Nehemiah that this was all part of a plot to kill him.  Isn’t it amazing how God is in control of every detail of our lives.

Now you can see how Bible miracles are God’s way of blessing the world.  Glory to Him!!!

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  

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Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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