January 6 | The Tower of Babel

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 11:19

After the flood, God wanted his people to “spread out over all the earth and multiply it.” (Genesis 9:7).
But they were disobedient AGAIN! They stayed in one place and depended on each other for their
needs instead of depending on God. They believed they could take care of themselves better than God

All of the people were speaking the same language and they all wanted to see if they could find a way to
reach God. So, they worked together to build a tower to reach Him. Their choices made God sad. He
wanted them to be obedient and He wanted them to fill the entire earth not just the one part they
were living in. Remember how Adam and Eve had a consequence for their sin? God also gave this group
of people a consequence. He confused their languages. They stopped being able to understand each
other. (Many scholars believe this is when different languages were introduced!)


Take time to talk to God and tell him that you know He is in charge and that He provides all you need.
Thank him for that truth today!


What is sin? Spend some time with your family talking about the fact that sin separates us from God.
Look for open doors to share how Jesus’ death and resurrection allows for us to no longer be separated
from God!

Other Resources:

january memory verse

january memory verse song

january memory verse coloring sheet

january fill-in-the-blank activity

january calendar