March 8 | Remembering the Lord

Today’s Reading:

Read Deuteronomy 8

Before you begin your reading today, take some time discussing how everyone’s day was today! What were the highs and the lows?  

Think about the Israelites’ journey.  They’ve been through a lot, haven’t they?   Through it all, the good and the bad, God was always with them.  He never left them, even when they made choices that were not good choices. 

Sometimes we forget to be thankful, don’t we?  The Israelites sometimes forgot all that God did for them. Because of the challenges they faced, sometimes they focused on the bad things that were happening and they didn’t pay attention to all of the ways God was providing for them along the way.  Moses reminds them to look back on all that God had done for them and to be grateful for his faithfulness.  Do you know what faithfulness means?   

Being faithful means being true to your word; being someone that others can believe in; being able to trust that what you say will happen.  When you read Deuteronomy 8, can you see why we could use the word “faithful” to describe God?  He had done everything he said he would do for the Israelites.  He is definitely someone the Israelites could believe in.  And looking back at all He had done, it was obvious that God could be trusted- what He said would happen actually happened.   


When you talked about your day today, did you focus on the positive parts of your day or the negative partsSometimes we remember the bad more often than we do the good, don’t we? What are some things you should thank God forCan you, as a family, think of ways the Lord has been faithful to youMake a list and remember to thank God for everything that you write down! 

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