Day 1: Water Turned to Blood (Exodus 7:14-25)
Verse to Read: Exodus 7:20 - "Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord had commanded. He raised his staff in the presence of Pharaoh and his officials and struck the water of the Nile, and all the water was changed into blood."
- Explain to the kids that in this story, God turned the Nile River into blood. Why do you think God did this?
- How might the Egyptians have felt when they couldn't drink or use the water anymore?
- Can you think of a time when you needed to trust God even if things didn't make sense?
- How can you apply the lesson of trusting God in challenging situations to your life right now?
Day 2: Frogs (Exodus 8:1-15)Verse to Read: Exodus 8:6 - "So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land."
- Talk about the frogs that covered the land. Why do you think Pharaoh changed his mind about letting the people go after the frogs were gone?
- Have you ever promised to do something but then changed your mind? How can we learn to keep our promises?
- Share about a time when you had to make a difficult decision between keeping a promise and changing your mind. What did you learn from that experience?
Day 3: Gnats (Exodus 8:16-19)
Verse to Read: Exodus 8:17 - "The magicians said to Pharaoh, 'This is the finger of God.' But Pharaoh's heart was hard and he would not listen, just as the Lord had said."
- Discuss the tiny creatures that appeared all over Egypt. Why did Pharaoh's magicians say it was the "finger of God"?
- How can we make sure our hearts don't become hard like Pharaoh's did?
- What are some ways we can show that we're listening and learning from God?
- How can you avoid becoming hardened to the messages and lessons God is trying to teach you?
Day 4: Flies (Exodus 8:20-32)
Verse to Read: Exodus 8:24 - "And the Lord did this. Dense swarms of flies poured into Pharaoh's palace and into the houses of his officials; throughout Egypt, the land was ruined by the flies."
- Talk about the flies that covered everything in Egypt. Why do you think Pharaoh kept changing his mind about letting the Israelites go?
- Have you ever had to make a decision but felt unsure about what to do? How can we seek God's guidance in those situations?
- How can you find clarity and guidance from God when facing important decisions or uncertainties in your life?
Day 5: Livestock Diseased (Exodus 9:1-7)
Verse to Read: Exodus 9:3 - "the hand of the Lord will bring a terrible plague on your livestock in the field—on your horses, donkeys and camels and on your cattle, sheep and goats."
- Discuss the disease that affected the animals in Egypt. Why do you think God chose to target the livestock?
- How can we avoid valuing our possessions more than our relationship with God?
- Share about something you're thankful for that God has provided for your family.
- How can you prioritize your relationship with God over material possessions and temporary comforts?
I pray that you and your family will ask good questions and have great discussions at home, in your car, and wherever you go.