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Devotional – God’s Tools
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Elective 7: Improvised Tools

Devotional – God’s Tools


  • It was fun learning how to make tools, now let’s learn about the tool God uses to do His work!
  • Read, or someone read the Teaching verse. FYI: The memory verse is further down

Jeremiah 23:29 Is not my word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock into pieces?


Big picture Use God’s word as a tool for your life!

  • Q: What is your favorite tool? (e.g. hammer, pliers, saw).
  • The Bible is a very valuable tool in a Christian’s life.
    • It teaches us about God and what the Kingdom of Heaven is like.
    • It gives us direction in life.
    • It shows us how to treat others.
    • It teaches us history.
    • It shows us how to save ourselves and other people from hell.
    • It tells us wrong from right. And so much more!!!!!
  • The Bible is the word of God, and so it is an amazingly powerful tool, too! It’s even more amazing in a sad way that so few people actually read it. Just think how much better the world would be.
  • But, let’s go back to talking about tools for a second, and specifically how God’s word is a tool for your life.
  • You see, every tool has its own purpose, just like we do, as people. We each have a special purpose God meant for us to do for Him.
  • Q: Have you ever thought why God made you, and why you are different from everyone else?
  • God made you for a special purpose. Before the world was made, He knew you, and had a plan for you.
  • The Bible is a very special tool to help you learn what God’s plan is for your life. We hope you read the Bible every day to learn more about God and to learn what He wants of you.
  • When we do what God says in the Bible, it makes us able to do the tasks we are supposed to do.
  • In the teaching verse, the Lord, speaks through the prophet Jeremiah to tell us that His word (the Bible) is a powerful tool like a fire. Think of how big & powerful a raging fire is. And yet, you can hold a Bible in your hand. And that verse says the Bible is like a sledgehammer that breaks rocks. Think about that. I hope you never look at your Bible the same way again without thinking about how powerful it is.

Memory Verse #3

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

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Topical Questions

  1. How is the word of God (the Bible) like a fire?
    it causes your heart to burn, it cleanses the dead wood
  2. How is the word of God like a sledgehammer capable of pulverizing the hardest rock? (heart of stone)
  3. If tools are meant to help people, doesn’t it make sense that the Bible is the best tool ever?

Closing Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, we thank You that You gave us the Bible. It is such a powerful tool, yet we can hold it in the palm of our hand. Help us to read Your word every day to gain a heart of wisdom. And, help us to obey what is written in the Bible. Because it is useful only if we do what is says. You are such a loving Father. You make the best tools! In Your Son Jesus Christ’s name, we pray this prayer. Amen!

Devotional ST07H Version Date: 3/23/2022

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