June 5 | Promise Keeper

Today’s Reading:

Read I Kings 7-8; Psalm 11

Have you ever made a promise to someone?  As a family, talk about what a promise means.  If someone promises to do something, they are guaranteeing that it will be done.  Have you ever had someone promise you something and then they didn’t do what they said they would do?  Sadly, that happens sometimes.   

In our reading today, Solomon reminded the Israelites of the promises that God had made to them.  Read I Kings 8:12-21.  How many times do we read about the promises God had made?  (3 times- v. 15, 20). The Lord has fulfilled what he promised to King David by allowing the temple to be built and by putting Solomon on the throne as the new King. 

Because King Solomon had seen that God was faithful and had kept his promises, he knew he could trust God to continue to be faithful!  As King Solomon dedicated the temple, he prayed and asked God to continue fulfilling his promises by hearing the prayers of the people.  Solomon trusted that God would not break his promise and he reminded the Israelites that they could have that same faith.  Read I Kings 7:56b (Not one of all the good promises he made through his servant Moses has failed.) 

Isn’t it great to know that God not only kept all the promises he made to the Israelites but that we can also trust Him to keep the promises He has made to us as well. 


What are some of the promises of God that you know you can trust?  Read the following verse and make a list of all the things that God has promised us. 

Isaiah 41:10; Isaiah 26:3; John 16:33; Romans 8:28 

What other verses can you find that point to the promises of God?

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