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Devotional – Responsibility
Trail Life Troop
Outdoor Skills
Core 5: Edge Tools

Devotional – Responsibility


  • Today we learned how to be responsible around sharp tools that could hurt others if used improperly.
  • Now let’s see what the bible says about being responsible.
  • Read, or someone read Teaching verse. FYI: The memory verse is further down

Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.


Big picture God’s word helps to make us stronger.

  • Q: Do any of you have a knife that is yours? Do you know how to sharpen it? If you didn’t before hopefully today, you learned how!
  • Today we learned you must be responsible to use sharp tools, or someone could get hurt.
  • Sharpening tools makes them stronger & last longer. God’s word makes us stronger.
  • Q: How does God’s word (bible) make us stronger?
  • Being stronger means being a better Christian.
  • Once we are strong from God’s word, we can help others be stronger too.
  • We make others stronger by loving them and showing them how to live like God wants.
  • Besides the bible, other things make us stronger.
  • Our Family, our teachers, our friends, our heritage all make us stronger.
  • Our family makes us stronger by teaching us right & wrong and loving us.
  • Our teachers make us stronger by learning things from them.
  • Our friends can make us stronger by supporting us, but only if they know God too.
  • Our heritage makes us stronger by learning our history and knowing what America stands for.
  • The bible is full of strong people who loved God.
  • Heroes of the Bible all have this in common, they were Strong! And…they helped others be stronger. So, we should do the same—help others be stronger!
  • Remember: God’s word helps to make us stronger. When we are strong we can help someone by being an Iron Sharpener for them because Iron sharpens Iron!

Memory Verse #1:

Ask if anybody knows it yet and can say it? Read it together 2X Consider having a memory verse pamphlet for kids take home.

John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Topical Questions

  1. How does my family make me stronger?
  2. How can my friends help me be stronger?
  3. How can I help my friends be stronger?
  4. Think of some things you are responsible for now? (e.g. chores)

Closing Prayer

Encourage them to be responsible, accountable, trustworthy, honorable, and dependable, even when no one is watching, because God is always watching.

Devotional OD05F Version Date: 1/18/2022

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