January 30 | God’s Creation Declares His Glory

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 19; Psalm 29

Have you ever heard God talk?  That’s a tricky question, isn’t it?  Most of us have never heard the voice of God the way that Adam, Abraham, Moses and even Job did.  But, in Psalm 19 and Psalm 29, we read that there is a way for us to not only hear God, but to see Him.  When Job asked God all his hard questions about why the bad things were happening to him, he waited a long time for God’s response.  When God did answer, He explained to Job that if he would look around at all that God did when He created the world, He would be able to know and trust that God had control of all the difficult circumstances in his own life.   

Read Psalm 19 and Psalm 29.  Both of these Psalms help us see that while we may not be able to see God or hear God, we can see Him and hear Him through His creation.  Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God…”  (When the Psalmist is using the word heavens here, he is talking about the sky that we see above us.)   We can see God’s power and his might through His creation.  Psalm 29:4-9 defines how we can hear “the voice of the Lord’ in seven different ways throughout his creation. 

When Job asked all his questions to God, he did not necessarily get specific answers as to why things happened the way they did.  But God did help him by explaining that even if he didn’t know the why, he could still trust in a big God who could handle anything that came his way! 

*This week you will notice that our daily reading plan for families will be slightly different than the Chronological Plan that Dr. Guthrie outlined.  The goal for our Family Resource is to move the narrative along in a developmentally appropriate manner while including as much of the narrative as possible.  


Look at Psalm 29Make a list of all the ways the voice of the Lord can be heard.  Thank God that we can hear him and see him through His creation.

January Memory Verse:

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17

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:

January memory verse

january memory verse song

january memory verse coloring sheet

january fill-in-the-blank activity

january calendar