May 11 | God’s Grace in David’s Life

Today’s Reading:

Read 2 Samuel 22-23:7; Psalm 57

If you were telling someone about your best friend, what words would you use?  How would you tell someone about them? How about God?  If you had to tell someone about God, what words would you use?  (Try it with your family….) 

In today’s reading, we get a glimpse of how David would describe God.  David calls God his rock, his fortress, a deliverer, a shield, the horn of his salvation, a stronghold, and a refuge.  All of these are places where somebody can find protection in a dangerous situation.  David knew that God would protect him no matter what he faced. 

David also uses some cool descriptions to help us see what God did for him.  Read 2 Samuel 22:4-21 and make a list of all the things that David said God had done for him.  David knew that God had protected him and had been with him through all of his challenges.  We can have that same kind of faith that God is with us, too! 


Pick your favorite word picture of what David said God had done for him and draw a picture of what you think it would look likeThank God for the fact that we can KNOW that He is always with us and He will protect us and provide for us just like he did for David.

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