April 26 | David’s Identity

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 23; Psalm 24:1-2; Psalm 25

What are some things you have learned about David so far? (He was Jesse’s son, He fought Goliath, he was a shepherd, he was chosen to be King.). As we learn about David’s life, there are a lot of things we can say about him, but as we read the Psalms that David wrote, we can see that David recognized that even though God chose him to be the earthly King of the Israelites, ultimately God was SOVEREIGN as the eternal king.  Sovereign is another big word but it means that God is completely in charge!  David knew that.  And eternal means that God would be King forever.  David understood that as well. 

David understood His place in God’s plan and He lived surrendered to God’s call.  He displayed a lot of humility – which is a big word for saying he didn’t think less of himself, but rather he thought of himself less.  He knew his place and he recognized God’s place. 

David’s psalms help us to see that David trusted in God as a provider.  David recognized God’s authority.  David was able to rest in God’s provision and protection.  And David knew the importance of asking God for guidance.  (Read Psalm 25:4) 


David’s dependence on God is a great example for us every dayWe can count on God to be our shepherdWe can depend on Him to provide for usWe can ask Him for guidance. What else do these passages help us to see that we can depend on God forSpend some time thanking God for his faithful provision. 

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