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Anchor Devotional - 10.16.15


"And when your children ask you, 'What does this ceremony mean to you?' then tell them..."
(Exodus 12:26-27a)

Exodus 12:21-28

I’m not a techie, so I ask questions of more skilled people. And when I do, I want simple answers. Just show me what I need to do on my computer.

Have you ever asked a question, only to receive more information than you wanted? It can be frustrating. Now apply this to spiritual matters. Imagine how you would answer a six-year-old who asks, “What is a church?” You could explain the difference between the visible church (a group of people who believe in Jesus and who may be mixed with unbelievers) and the invisible church (all true believers through history). But all the child may need to know for now is that church is where we go weekly with other people to worship God and learn about Him.

Moses instructed the Israelites to make clear the “object lessons” the Lord was showing His people. He knew children would want explanations for things like the Passover. The people were to be ready and able to give the simple description of what it was all about.

Answer the questions children ask you, but remember: less can be more!

Scripture Focus

Exodus 12:21-28

Insight

The next time a child asks you a question, learn what's motivating him. Then answer in bite-sized pieces - just enough for him to digest easily.

Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 7-8
  • Psalm 107
  • Romans 5-6