April 29 | God’s Covenant with David

Today’s Reading:

Read 2 Samuel 7; I Chronicles 17; Psalm 127:1; Psalm 1

Grab some Legos or Lincoln Logs.  Work together to build a house.  Ask, “Did you know that “make a house” can have more than one meaning?  What else do you think it could mean? In our reading today, we are going to find out!” 

Have you noticed how much of the Bible is connected?  Isn’t it interesting to see how promises like the covenant God made with Abraham that we read about in Genesis 15 are referred to repeatedly throughout the Old Testament.  In today’s reading, we learn about another covenant. Do you remember what we said a covenant is?  It’s a promise or an agreement that cannot be broken. 

God made a covenant with David in 2 Samuel 7:8-16.  Go back and read those verses and see if you can make a list of what God included in his covenant with David.  First, God promised to make a “house” for David.  What do you think God meant by making a “house” for David?  He also promised that when David was no longer alive, he would have one of his descendants establish a kingdom forever.  God promises that David’s throne will be established forever.   

God had a special plan for David and his descendants. From the line of David, the one who would be King of Kings and Lord of Lords would come.  Jesus was the fulfillment of that promise made to David! 


Read Psalm 1As you listen, draw a picture of what is being describedDiscuss as a family how you can be “like a tree planted beside flowing streams that bears fruit in seasons.”   

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