June 10 | What’s in your heart?

Today’s Reading:

Read Proverbs 27:19; Proverbs 28:1-5, 13,18; Proverbs 29:6-7; 18

Grab a mirror.  Take turns looking into it and describing what you look like.  Can you tell what your heart looks like by looking in a mirror?  Of course not!  But Proverbs 27:19 tells us that our heart is like a mirror that reflects who we really are and what is important to us.  If we could see your heart, what would we be able to say about you? 

Read Genesis 3 as a family.  Remind everyone the story of how Adam and Eve disobeyed and ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  That disobedience is when sin entered the world.  Proverbs 28:13 reminds us that “the one who leads the upright into an evil way will fall into his own pit.”  In Genesis 3, there are a couple of examples of the upright being led into an evil way.  The serpent leads Eve to be disobedient and then Eve leads Adam to be disobedient.  In that moment, what do you think Adam and Eve’s hearts would have said about them? 

Thankfully, Genesis 3:15 promised redemption for Adam and Eve as well as destruction for the serpent.  Read Proverbs 28:13. 

The one who conceals his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them will find mercy.” 

God made a way for Adam and Eve to be forgiven through the sacrifice of an animal.  He made a way for us to be forgiven through the sacrifice of His son, Jesus.  Thankfully, even though our hearts may not always reflect God to others, God still loves us and has provided mercy for those who confess their sins and ask for forgiveness!  He is faithful and just to forgive us!  (I John 1:9) 


Have each member of your family draw a heart on a sheet of paper and write their name on itPass the sheets of paper around so that each person has an opportunity to write one word on the heart that they think describes that family memberThank God for his ultimate forgiveness and ask Him to help you reflect His love in your actions.

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