Today’s Reading:

Read Joshua 11:23; Joshua 14:5-13

Parents, share a story of a time when you had to wait a long time for a promise to be fulfilled and talk about what that waiting was like.  Ask your kids, “Has anyone ever promised you something?  Did you have to wait a long time for them to keep their promise?”  The Israelites – God’s Chosen People who were the descendants of Abraham- were waiting for the promise God made to Abraham to come to be.  As the Israelites began to settle in Canaan, the time came to appoint the lands to the specific tribes.  The promise that God made to Abraham in Genesis 15 was coming to pass.   

So Joshua took the entire land, in keeping with all that the Lord had told Moses.  Joshua then gave it an inheritance to Israel according to their tribal allotments...”  (Joshua 11:23) 

God’s promise to Abraham was being fulfilled but so was God’s promise to Caleb.  Remember when Moses sent the 12 men to spy on Canaan and only 2 came back with a positive report?  Those men were Joshua and Caleb (Numbers 13 and 14). Joshua and Caleb were promised a specific inheritance in the Promised Land and because of his faithfulness and loyalty, God honored that promise. 


Look up the word LOYALTY in a dictionaryTalk about what it means to be loyal to someoneHow can you show others that you are loyal to GodAsk God to help you demonstrate to others your loyalty to Him.

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