What we learned today
Big idea: God dwells with His people.
Building of the Tabernacle: Exodus 25–40, God told the Israelites to build a tabernacle.
Where we're headed next time
Big idea: God never fails
Joshua: Joshua 1-4, God's people entered the Promised Land.
Did you know?
God never failed to keep His covenant promises, and that included giving His people their initial inheritance in the land.
When Moses died, God, in His sovereign timing, appointed Joshua to “lead these people to inherit the land (He had sworn) to their ancestors to give them” (Joshua 1v6).
God commanded Joshua not to plan strategies or lead armies because God Himself would do that. Instead, Joshua was to meditate on God’s Word and model this for the Israelites.
Joshua modeled for the people how to follow God’s instructions.
Connect as a family
One evening, choose someone in your family to lead everyone else around the house for a few minutes. Encourage the leader to get creative in the path he takes and in the moves he makes, and have him end at the sofa or table. Read Joshua 1v1–18. Point out to your children that Joshua listened to and obeyed God. Ask your children if they would like God to lead them in some specific areas of their lives. Remind them that God will never fail them.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
What kind of leader did God desire for His people?
In what ways was God faithful to His people?
How is God faithful to us?
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 know that God will never fail you.