CrossKids Devo | Hide It
6/5/2020 – Hide It – Deuteronomy 6:6, 6:4-9
Activity – How RU Doing
Draw a line on a sheet of paper. Place a 1 on the left end of the line, a 10 on the right, and a 5 in the middle. As kids arrive, ask them to pencil in their initials on the line.
Say: If your day was so awful you wish you'd slept through it, place your initials by the 1. If it was a great day and you wish you could repeat, put your initials by the 10. Place your initials anywhere on the line that shows how you feel today.
Bible Time – Hide It – Deuteronomy 6:6, 6:4-9
Verse Of The Day: Deuteronomy 6:6
Read: Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Story: God has given us His Word so that we will know how to live for Him. Building our lives on God’s Word is building our lives on a SOLID foundation. We want to be like the wise builder who built his house upon the rock. The Bible should play a very important part of our lives in helping us to do that.
In Deuteronomy 6, Moses spoke to the Israelites regarding God’s Word. He said God’s Word should be in their hearts. How important that we do not study God’s Word with the idea of putting a lot of facts and things in our minds. We need to let God’s Word sink deeply into our hearts. We know God’s Word is in our heart when we become “doers” of the Word, taking action when we hear it.
Also, Moses commanded parents to teach the Word carefully to their children. It is important to pass on the Word to our children. Next, he said that we should talk about the Bible in our homes—when we are walking and when we are getting ready for bed. It should be the first thing we do when we get up. In other words, God’s Word should be in our hearts at all times. He also talked about placing God’s Word between our eyes and upon our hands. Everything that we see or do should be tested and filtered by the Word of God. If God’s Word is hidden in our hearts, we will be careful that what we are seeing and doing is pleasing to God. Moses said God’s Word should be on the doorposts and gates of our homes. Posting God’s Word on the doorposts and gates of our home will not only remind us that the Word of God is very important in our life, but those who visit will know the importance of God’s Word to us.
Have we given God’s Word its proper place in our hearts? God has promised much blessing to those who highly value His Word.
• What has God given us to help us to know how to live for Him?
• Where should we hide God’s Word? A) In the back yard? B) In an old coffee can? C) In our hearts?