What we learned today
Big idea: God is provider.
Wandering: Exodus 15v22–17v7, God provided food and water for His people while they were in the desert.
Where we're headed next time
Big idea: God is the one true God.
Ten commandments: Exodus 19–20, God gave Moses the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.
Did you know?
Of the Ten Commandments, the first four commandments focus on relationship with God.
The fifth commandment focuses on our relationship with parents.
The last five commandments focus on our relationship with one another.
As the laws stood, they only brought knowledge of sin. God knew this, so He sent the Holy Spirit to enable us to obey the law that He writes on our hearts (Hebrews 8:10).
Connect as a family
At bedtime, read Exodus 20:1–17. Share that just as your family has guidelines, such as a set bedtime, God gave His people guidelines to live by too. Ask your kids to tell you which commandment stood out to them. Share with them which one stood out to you. Also share that these commandments pointed the Israelites toward worshipping God as the one true God. Remind your kids that the Holy Spirit helps us to worship God as the one true God.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
Why did God give His people the Ten Commandments?
How can we love God?
How can we love others?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about God is the Lord into your everyday life as a family.
A blessing can be a spoken prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words of encouragement and guidance over your child.
A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you walk in all of God’s ways and obey His commands. May you serve God with all of your heart and all of your soul.