June 1 | Godly Friendships

Today’s Reading:

Read Proverbs 17-20

Who is your best friend?  Why are they your best friend?  What is your favorite thing about them? 

Good friends are so important to find, aren’t they?  Sometimes it may be hard to know the best way to be a good friend to others.  Our reading today helps us to know what we can do to be a good friend to someone else. 

Proverbs 17:17 tells us that a friend loves at all times. So, to be a good friend, we should love others well. 

Proverbs 17:28 reminds us that good friends don’t gossip.  A good friend knows when to keep his lips silent! 

Proverbs 18:12 talks about being humble.  That’s a word we don’t use a lot, isn’t it?  Being humble means thinking of other people as better than yourself.  Putting others first is an important part of friendship. 

Proverbs 20:3 helps us know what to do when we have conflict with a friend.  A good friend will end a dispute or an argument quickly. 

Being a good friend is important! How are you being a good friend to someone today? 


Make a card for one of your friends to let them know how grateful you are for their friendshipThank God for the good friends in your life and ask God to help you be a good friend to others.

June Memory Verse:

“Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.”

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:

June Memory Verse

June memory verse song

June memory verse coloring sheet

June Fill-in the blank activity

June Prayer Calendar