This past Sunday at Wellspring we talked with your kids about Joshua and Caleb. Our passage was Numbers 13:1-14:38 and told how Joshua and Caleb were faithful to God even when the Israelites did not trust God.
Moses was instructed by God to scout out the land of Canaan. Moses sent men to survey the land that God was going to give to the Israelites. When the men came back, they reported the land was flowing with milk and honey but the people living there were very strong. Caleb said, "We must go up and take possession of the land! We can certainly conquer it with God's help!" But the Israelites did not agree--they thought they looked like grasshoppers compared to them. Caleb and Joshua insisted that if the Lord was pleased with them, He would give them the land. God was unhappy with the Israelites and their unbelief, but Moses pleaded with Him to pardon the people. Because Caleb and Joshua followed God, He allowed them to pass into the promised land. And as a result of their sin, those who did not trust God would have to wander in the wilderness for 40 years.
Even though he was not perfect, Joshua was obedient to Christ and was going to lead the people into the promised land. Talk with your kids about how his accomplishments point to Christ's finished work on the cross--defeating Satan, setting people free from sin, and making the way into the promised land of eternity.