March 15 | Moses’ Final Words

Today’s Reading:

Read Deuteronomy 31:7; Deuteronomy 34:1-8

Do you like to try new things?  Change can be hard, can’t it?  As a family today, try something new!  Maybe try a new game or a new routine- maybe even try a new food!  Sometimes it is hard to do something that we have not done before. 

Moses was more than a friend to the Israelites.  He had been their trusted leader and their connection to God for over 40 years.  Moses knew it was time for him to go but he wanted to be sure the Israelites knew he was leaving them in good hands.  He explained to the Israelites that God had chosen Joshua to lead them over the Jordan River to Canaan.  He reminded them that the Lord would be with them as they travel.   

One last time, he reminded the Israelites to be strong and courageous.  Moses recognized that there might be challenges as they move into the Promised Land and he knew that sometimes the Israelites would become afraid, and they would let that fear stop them from trusting.  Moses wanted them to remember to trust in the Lord – even if things were hard. 

The time came for Moses to die.  But, God was gracious and allowed Moses to see the Promised Land and all that the Israelites would possess before he died.   


The Israelites were facing fear of the unknown because they had not been to the Promised Land before they had only heard about how amazing it was going to beMoses told them to be strong and courageousAsk God to help you be strong and courageous when you are trying new things, too.   

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