April 23 | The One True King

Today’s Reading:

Read I Chronicles 7-9; Psalm 93

Parents, in today’s reading you will find that I Chronicles 7-9 is a genealogy list. Explore the list but recognize that the names may be hard to pronounce. (These chapters may not be the most exciting read, but they are important because of what they demonstrate.) Spend some time pointing out how David was a part of God’s Chosen People and a fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham in Genesis 15.  The genealogy established a “belonging” or an identity as one of God’s chosen people. As you read the names in this list, allow anyone in your family to stop you when they hear a name that is familiar to them.  Discuss what you remember about the person’s name they recognized.  

While David was chosen to be King, the one true King that the Israelites worshiped was God.  Psalm 93:1 proclaims, “The Lord reigns!  He is robed in majesty…”  The psalmist recognized that God’s “throne had been established from the beginning….”  The Israelites desire for an earthly king did not change that fact that YAHWEH (the one true God) was their eternal king. 


What do you think about when you imagine a kingDraw a picture of what you think a King would look likeThank God for being our one true king.

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