March 11 | A Prophet is Coming

Today’s Reading:

Read Deuteronomy 18:15-19

Have you ever played the “telephone game?”  Have someone in your family whisper something in the ear of another family member.  That family member will then whisper that same message into another family member’s ear.  When the last family member has heard the message, have them recite what the message is.  Did the message get passed down successfully? 

Moses had been the messenger from God to the people.  The Israelites asked for someone to talk to God for them because they were overwhelmed by God’s glory.  As Moses was preparing to leave the Israelites, they asked for a prophet.  Someone who would tell them what God wanted them to know.  A prophet would be that messenger that they had asked for. 

God promised to provide a prophet for them, but he told them they must do something very important when the prophet came.  They had to LISTEN TO HIM!   

Prophets became a very important part of the Israelites story.  From this point forward, God would use prophets to tell the Israelites what was going to happen.  The most important message God used prophets for is the message of His plan to save them by sending His son.  As we study the Israelites’ story, we will see many prophets interact with the Israelites and deliver messages from God. 


How do we hear from God todayCan you name a way we can know what God is trying to tell us(The Bible, A messenger like a pastor or a teacher at church, even creation can point to God, prayer). Thank God for providing a way for us to hear from Him today. 

March Memory Verse:

He answered, “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

Matthew 4:4

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:

March Memory Verse

MArch memory verse song

March memory verse coloring sheet

March Fill-in the blank activity

MArch Prayer calendar