May 1 | Another Look at David’s Journal

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 20, Psalm 53; Psalm 60

Remember how we looked inside David’s journal a couple of weeks ago?  David wrote a lot of the book of Psalms, and in that writing, we get to see more of his thoughts and feelings.  Before reading David’s thoughts today, look up some pictures of chariots.  You’ll want to understand what a chariot is before you read today. 

Psalm 20:7 shows that David was depending on God while leading out and fighting the many battles he fought as King.  “Some take pride in chariots, and others in horses, but we take pride in the name of the Lord our God.”  David knew who he could depend on to help him in times of need. (Why would people take pride in chariots?  Do you know what a chariot is?) 

In Psalm 53, David questions how anyone could say there is not God.  David knew that God had taken care of him in so many ways, he did not understand how anyone could not believe that God existed. 

In Psalm 60:12, “With God we will perform valiantly.  He will trample our foes.”  David knew that God would help him to be victorious and to win in battles.  (Do you know what a foe is?) 

Do we have the same faith in God to protect us and provide for us? 


Write your own journal entry about how God has provided for youDraw a picture or tell a story about a time when you know God has helped youThank Him for his faithfulness. 

May Memory Verse:

“Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.”

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:

May Memory Verse

May memory verse song

May memory verse coloring sheet

May Fill-in the blank activity

May Prayer Calendar