What we learned today
Big Idea: God's care is wonderful.
Manna in the desert: Exodus 16, When the Israelites complain about their hunger, God sends bread from heaven each day.
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: God shows us how to live.
The Ten Commandments: Exodus 19–20, God provides the Ten Commandments to set apart the Israelites as His holy people.
Did you know?
God gave His people a model for living through the Ten Commandments that enhanced their worship and service to Him.
When the people lived out the laws, their lives demonstrated the intimate relationship they shared with God.
The covenant between God and His people at Mt. Sinai was a foreshadowing of what was to come. His new law was put into place to be “our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith” (Galatians 3v24).
Connect as a family
The next time you’re driving somewhere with your family, give yourself extra time and read aloud Exodus 20:1–17 in the car before you start the engine. As you head to your destination, talk with your children about how the “rules of the road” are in place to keep us safe. Ask, “What would happen if we didn’t stop at a red light?” or “What would happen if I drove on the wrong side of the road?” Then explain that God gives us rules like the Ten Commandments because He loves us and wants to protect us.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
How do you think the Israelites felt when God gave them the Ten Commandments?
How has God shown you the best way to live?
Is there anything you want to ask God today?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God Show Us How to Live 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 always listen to the Lord’s voice. He will show you how to worship and serve Him.