Joshua: Old Testament Heroes - 5 Minute Family Devotional

by Melanie Rainer on June 03, 2016


Just starting the Old Testament Heroes plan? Catch up on all 25 family devotionals here.

Read the whole Bible story here: Joshua 1:1-9

Download a coloring page of Joshua here.

More Questions for Your Family:

If you want to spend more time talking about what you learned, here’s a place to start.


  • What happened when Joshua and the Israelites got to Jericho? What did God ask them to do there?
  • How do you think it felt to be an Israelite when you finally got to the Promised Land, after your ancestors were slaves in Egypt, then spent 40 years in the desert, and then you had to fight all those battles?
  • God asked the Israelites to wait a long time to get to the Promised Land, and it wasn’t easy even after they arrived! What is something you have had to wait a long time for? Did you like waiting for it? What happened after that thing finally happened?


Additional Prayer:

Developing a weekly or daily rhythm of prayer with your children can be a powerful thing for them and for you as well. Prayer is a time to be quiet to talk with God, to thankfully reflect on what he has given to you, and to ask for His presence and help where you may need him, and to lift up other friends and family who may need him too. Here are few ideas for praying together as a family.


  1. Have a quiet moment and remember that God is there with you!
  2.  Look back over what happened today – where were you? Home? School? Church?
  3. What were the high points of your day? What made you happy today? Did you make someone else happy today? Talk to God and thank him for those things!
  4. What were the low points of your day? Did anything make you sad? Did you make anyone sad? Remember that God loves you very much and you are so important to God and nothing changes that but you can talk to God about those things.
  5. Think about the next day – Ask God to be with your family into the next day and to help you know that he is with you in all things.


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