May 10 | David’s Kingdom is Restored

Today’s Reading:

Read 2 Samuel 19:8-15; Psalm 5

What happens when a glass vase drops on the ground?  It breaks!  When things are broken, it’s not always easy but it is often possible to put them back together.  It just takes some time – and patience. 
David’s kingdom in Israel was definitely broken.  Absolom’s tricks and lies created some big problems for David as king.  But, with time – and patience- David was able to put his kingdom back together and become their king again.  David would still face challenges as the King, but he was back in his rightful position and was leading the Israelites. 

David continued to trust in God as he made decisions as King.  Read Psalm 5:8. (Lord, lead me in your righteousness because of my adversaries; make your way straight before me.) David knew that he had to trust God to lead him as he took back his rightful place as King. David knew that all of the blessings he had as the King of Israel came from God and he was grateful. 


Sometimes God’s answers to our prayers don’t come as quickly or as easily as we would like them toThank God today that even if it takes longer than you might want it to, He still answers prayersAsk him for help to accept the answers He gives even when they are not the ones you may want!

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