March 23 | Remember….

Today’s Reading:

Read Joshua 23:6-16; Joshua 24:16-18

Read this sentence out loud only once and see if each member of your family can recite it to you by memory when you’re finished reading: 

God loves you very much and He has a special plan for your life that you can trust is good for you! 

How did you do?  Did you forget anything?    Do you ever have to be reminded of something you have learned or something you should know?  Reminders are helpful, aren’t they? 

Joshua knew that he was older and that he was about to die.  But, just like Moses, Joshua wanted to remind the people of all that they had learned in their journey to the Promised Land.  He took the opportunity to remind them to “be strong and continue obeying all that is written in the book of the law of Moses…” (v. 6). Joshua wanted the Israelites to remember that God had a special plan for them and that He would provide for them, but that they needed to remember their covenant promises with God. 

The Israelites listened to Joshua’s reminders, and they promised to not forget God and they promised to not worship other gods.  They knew that God was their God and that He would provide for them. 


Use a pad of post-it notes and make “reminders” to hang around your house of truths about God you want to remember(I.e. The Lord is with you; God loves you; God will provide…”). As you see the reminders, thank God for those truths and ask Him to help you not forget them! 

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