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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 The Word of God can be a powerful tool to help others!

  • Q: What is your favorite tool? (e.g. hammer, pliers, saw).
  • Q: Did you know 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.
  • And the Bible can be a powerful tool to help others, not just to help ourselves.
  • Notice, we say CAN BE a powerful tool because you must SHARE IT with someone else first for it to be helpful. If you don’t share it, what good is it to others who don’t know about the Good News?
  • Few people (even Christians) read the Bible, but even fewer share the Gospel. How sad is that?
  • The word of God in the hands of Christians like you boys is a powerful tool for God. Don’t ever think you are too young to be used by God to help others. You are not too young; God’s word will show you.
  • If you read God’s word every day and know God, He will use you to help others know Him. In a way, you also are a tool for God. Every day, God uses Christians, just like you, as a tool to help people.
  • 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.
  • But you must read it and obey it to unleash its power.

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.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

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 ST07M Version Date: 3/23/2022

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