March 9 | Remembering to Worship the One True God

Today’s Reading:

Read Deuteronomy 12:1-6

The Israelites are about to enter Canaan.  Remember we found out that the people who were living in Canaan at the time were worshiping false gods and were practicing evil things.  None of the things that those people were doing honored the one true God, the God of the Israelites.  Moses knew that when the Israelites entered Canaan, they might be tempted to worship false gods.  (Remember the golden calf?  The Israelites had a history of bad decisions with this!) 

To protect them from false worship, they were told to destroy any of the areas or buildings where the false worship or idolatry happened.  The Israelites were reminded to follow what they had learned about following God – from building the tabernacle for His presence to dwell, to giving a tithe or offering back to the Lord, to offering sacrifices for forgiveness and for thankfulness.     


False worship is not just something the Israelites struggled withChrist followers still struggle with it todayFalse worship would be treating something as more important than GodAre you treating anything like it’s more important than GodAsk God to help you keep Him number one in your life! 

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