June 7 | Praise God in His Sanctuary!

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 146-150

Has your family every had a “Praise Party?”  If not, today’s your day!  Search your favorite streaming device for some amazing praise and worship music and celebrate God’s goodness as a family before you begin your reading time today.  It is always a good time to praise the Lord! 

As the Israelites saw the reality of the temple’s construction being completed, they were full of praise for the goodness of God.  Our reading in Psalms today shows us how the Israelites would have praised God in the temple as they worshiped.  These words, most likely written by David, were songs that would have been sung by the Israelites to express their worship.  They would have worshiped God for who He was, for what He had done and for how He had done it.   

We can praise God the same way!  It is important that we take time every day to thank God for his goodness to us.  Psalm 147:1 reminds us, “How good it is to sing to our God, for praise is pleasant and lovely.”  We can praise God with our song- but also with dancing and with instruments!  Praise can also happen from wherever we are.  The Israelites are a great example to us of how to sing praises to our God for all he has done.   

Psalm 150:6 reminds us “Let everything that breathes praise the Lord.” 


As a family, write your own song of praiseThank God for who He is and what He has done in your lifeYou can even make your own praise band(No instruments on handNever fearA box, some kitchen utensils and a pot combine to make great praise instruments.)  Enjoy praising God today for who He is, what He has done and how He has done it- just like the Israelites. 

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