April 11 | David’s Praise

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 63; Psalm 18:1-3; 18:30-36; 18:49

Before you read today, challenge the members of your family to do something for someone else in the family.  Remind them of the importance of saying thank you when someone helps us.  Saying “thank you” is so important, isn’t it?  When someone does something for us or gives us a special gift, the kind thing to do is to say, “Thank you.” David was very thankful for all that God had done for him.  David used the Psalms to say thank you to God for his provision and protection. 

Psalm 63:3, “My lips will glorify you because your faithful love is better than life.”  David is telling God that he will praise God for all that He has done for him.  But not only will God hear that praise, the people around David will also hear and see him praising God.  David’s life pointed others to trust in God, too.  As David showed the people around him how much he loved God and how much he depended on him, he demonstrated that they could love God and depend on him as well. 

Read Psalm 18:49 

Therefore, I will give thanks to you among the nations, Lord; I will sing praises about your name.” 

David was faithful to sing praises to God among the nations.  Are we faithful to sing praises to God among our friends and family?  What would that look like if we did?  Does it have to be a song or can we praise God in other ways? 


Ask God to open your eyes to the people around you whom you could sing praises about God to! Be bold in sharing with others the amazing things God has done for you. 

April Memory Verse:

If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation.

Romans 10:9-10

Using the daily reading prompts from George H. Guthrie’s Read the Bible for Life, here’s how to use this devotional:
  1. Bring your Bible!  Your kids need to see that everything you are reading to them or learning about comes from an actual Bible!
  2. Each day starts with a reading prompt.  Read the selection as a family.  If your kids are readers, encourage them to read along with you.
  3. After you’ve read the passage, read the short devotional thought that goes along with each passage.
  4. Prayer and application are important any time we read God’s word!  After each devotional, there is a challenge to help apply what your family has read that day.
  5. There is a reading for six days of the week.  The last reading of the week is a Gospel Conversation Prompt to help you connect the reading from the week with God’s plan for salvation.

Other Resources:

APril Memory Verse

April memory verse song

April memory verse coloring sheet

April Fill-in the blank activity

April Prayer Calendar