February 5 | Moses and Aaron Begin to Fight for the Israelites Freedom

Today’s Reading:

Read Read Exodus 5:1-6:13

(As you read out this passage, give your family an opportunity to shout NO each time Pharoah turns Moses down!) 

Moses and Aaron went before Pharoah and told him that God had sent them to ask for Pharoah to let the Israelite people go.  Pharoah refused!  Not only did he say no, he became angry and made the work that the Israelites are doing even harder to do. 

The Israelites complained to Moses and Aaron because instead of looking forward to the promise of rescue, they were now living in the reality of harder work!  They were upset.  It is hard when even when we obey God and do what He has asked us to do, things don’t necessarily get better or easier! Isn’t it? 

Moses heard their complaints, and he took them to God.  Exodus 5:23 says, “Ever since I went into Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has caused trouble for this people, and you haven’t rescued your people at all.”  Moses was sure that God had made a mistake by choosing him to fight for the Israelites. 

We know that God does not make mistakes!  God told Moses that he would send signs that would make Pharoah see that letting the Israelites go was the best thing to do.  God also reminded Moses and the Israelites of the covenant he made with Abraham for his chosen people.  God was not going to let his chosen people down. 


Do you make any mistakesThink about a mistake you made recently and talk about it with your family. Did it all work outWere there consequencesThank God that he doesn’t make mistakes and we can trust him, even in challenging times. 

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