January 11 | Isaac, the fulfillment of a promise

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.

Today’s Reading:

Read Genesis 21:17; Genesis 22:119

Abraham was 100 years old when he was finally able to see part of God’s promise fulfilled. Abraham
and Sarah had a baby boy. Remember how they both laughed at the thought of having a baby when
they were so old? Sarah named the baby “Isaac,” which means laughter.

As Isaac grew, Abraham taught him about God and all that God had promised them. Isaac learned that
when God promises something, He will always keep his promise. One day God asked Abraham to take
Isaac with him to a mountain and give back to God the thing that he loved more than anything. They
climbed a mountain to obey what God had called them to do but they did not have a lamb for the
sacrifice. Isaac asked Abraham about that, and Abraham replied, “God will provide the lamb.” Abraham
and Isaac worshiped God together when God provided a ram for a sacrifice to worship God. Abraham
taught Isaac that we have to always obey God, even when He asks us to do hard things or things that
might not make sense. We can trust God to always provide for us.


Celebrate today that when we put our trust in God, He will always provide.

Other Resources:

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