March 14 | Blessings

Today’s Reading:

Read Deuteronomy 28:1-6; Deuteronomy 29:9; Deuteronomy 30:16, 19-21

What is a blessing?  A blessing from God is something good that only He can do for us.  He promised the Israelites that if they were faithful to follow His covenant with them, he would bless them.  And his blessings were a pretty big deal!  Make a list of any of the blessings we have read about in our Bible reading so far that God had given the Israelites. 

God’s promise was that other nations would see Israel and recognize that they were special.  God promised to bless their land and their harvest- the food that they grew and sold.  He promised to always be with them and never leave them.   

Read Deuteronomy 29:9 

“Therefore, observe the words of this covenant and follow them, so that you will succeed in everything you do.” 

Succeeding in everything you do is a pretty big promise, isn’t it?  And what do we know about God’s promises?  If he makes a promise, we know He is faithful to keep that promise.  He reminded the Israelites that He had been faithful to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and He would be faithful to them. 


Make a list of blessings the Lord has given youThank Him for the way He always provides for you. 

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