February 13 | Moses in God’s Presence

Today’s Reading:

Read Exodus 33

When the Israelites worshiped a golden calf, God became angry.  He told Moses that the people could go to the Promised Land but that He would not go with them.  Moses begged with God for forgiveness.  Moses understood that without God’s presence the Israelites would not be successful.   

If your presence does not go,” Moses responded to him, “don’t make us go up from here. 16 How will it be known that I and your people have found favor with you unless you go with us?” (Exodus 33:15-16) 

The Lord heard Moses’ pleas and he agreed to renew his covenant with the Israelites and go with them on their journey to the Promised Land.  As Moses left the tent of meeting where he was meeting with God, the people saw Moses’ face shining brightly.  The glory of being in God’s presence shined on Moses’ face even after he left God’s presence. 


Are you spending time with God every dayWhat do you think that looks likeSpending time with God means reading His word and talking to HimCan you feel His presence with youCan others see Him in youDo other people know that you have been with JesusAsk God to help you shine brightly for Him each day. 

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.”

Hebrews 4:12

Using the daily reading prompts from George H. Guthrie’s Read the Bible for Life, here’s how to use this devotional:
  1. Bring your Bible!  Your kids need to see that everything you are reading to them or learning about comes from an actual Bible!
  2. 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.
  3. After you’ve read the passage, read the short devotional thought that goes along with each passage.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Other Resources:

February Memory Verse

february memory verse song

February memory verse coloring sheet

february Fill-in the blank activity

february calendar