Read Exodus 25:1-22
When sin entered the world through Adam and Eve, people began to live lives that were separate from God. Remember when God created the world, before Adam and Eve sinned, they got to walk with God and talk with God. It was so amazing. But, when they disobeyed God and sin was introduced, people became separated from God.
As God reminded the Israelites about his covenant with Abraham, he also wanted to make a way to be with the people. God wanted to be actively involved in the lives of his people. One of the ways he made that possible with the Israelites was the tabernacle. The tabernacle was a place where God could live or dwell and God helped the Israelites understand ways they could have access to him in the tabernacle. Sadly, they could not have direct access to God. They still had to have a priest talk to God for them.God continued to pursue a relationship with the Israelites and gave them ways to be near him.
Flip through Exodus 25-27 and list all the pieces that made up the tabernacle. Visit this link for a great way to practice building your own tabernacle! Thank God that we have access to him today through Jesus.
February Memory Verse:
“For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
- Bring your Bible! Your kids need to see that everything you are reading to them or learning about comes from an actual Bible!
- Each day starts with a reading prompt. Read the selection as a family. If your kids are readers, encourage them to read along with you.
- After you’ve read the passage, read the short devotional thought that goes along with each passage.
- Prayer and application are important any time we read God’s word! After each devotional, there is a challenge to help apply what your family has read that day.
- There is a reading for six days of the week. The last reading of the week is a Gospel Conversation Prompt to help you connect the reading from the week with God’s plan for salvation.