October 9, 2016
Devotion: Use this resource at home to guide your household’s daily devotions.
Pray: Open your devotion time with a prayer.
Your patience, O God, is never ending and your wrath quick to subside. Teach us to cast aside all that is false and turn to you alone, for the sake of Jesus, Amen.
Read: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding of Sunday’s text. After the reading, ask the follow-up questions.
Sunday: Golden Calf, Exodus 32:1-14
Monday: God Calls Joshua, Joshua 1:1-11
Tuesday: Rahab Helps God’s People, Joshua 2:1-24, 6:1-27
Wednesday: Deborah Helps Barak, Judges 4:4-10
Thursday: Gideon Tests God, Judges 6:36-7:23
Friday: Samson and Delilah, Judges 16:1-31
Saturday: Ruth and Naomi, Ruth 1:1-22
How did the people move from the wilderness to the promised land?
Connect: Discuss the following questions:
What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
How does a peaceful crowd become a rebellious riot? How can we lead groups of people to behave faithfully and peacefully?
What kinds of things take God’s place in your life? How can you rid yourself of false idols and follow only God?
Do: By doing, we make God’s word come alive. Do the following activity this week.
Identify something in your life that you are tempted to value or trust more than God. Take a week long fast from that something. Spend the time and/or money you would have spent on that object or activity and use it to serve God.
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