April 6 | God’s Protection for David

Today’s Reading:

Read I Samuel 23:26; I Samuel 24; Psalm 91

What’s your favorite movie?  Who is the good guy?  Who is the bad guy in the movie?  What did you like most about the good guy?  What made the bad guy “bad”? 

The story of Saul and David sounds like a movie with the good guys and the bad guys, doesn’t it?  Saul was chasing David; David was running away from Saul.  Finally, in the wilderness near En-gedi, Saul and David had an opportunity to meet face to face.  David actually was in a place where he could choose- to kill Saul but because David knew that Saul was the anointed King- chosen by God- David did NOT kill Saul!  David knew someday he would be king, but in that moment, Saul was still king. Because of that, David needed to honor him.  When Saul realized that David had spared his life, Saul finally admitted that David would be king one day.  

Psalm 91 helps us see how David trusted God while he was running from Saul.  David KNEW that God would protect him.  He trusted that God would be a “protective shield.”  David knew that when he called out to God, God would answer Him.  Hiding from Saul in caves would probably have been a scary time, but David trusted in God even though he was in danger.  David knew that God was with him. 


Following God’s plan was not always easy for David, was itBut the Psalms we read help us to see how David trusted in God to provide for him and protect him along the wayAs a family, write a “psalm” that shows your family’s trust in GodAsk God to help you trust in his protection and provision every day no matter what situation or circumstance you may face 

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