May 14 | Solomon Charged with Building the Temple

Today’s Reading:

Read I Chronicles 22:6-19; Psalm 30

Quick review- what do you remember about the tabernacle that the Israelites built?  Read Exodus 25 for a quick review of the instructions Moses was given for how to build the tabernacle.  Why was the tabernacle important to the Israelites?  Remember, the tabernacle was where God’s presence would rest.  As the Israelites traveled, the tabernacle traveled with them. 

King David wanted to build a permanent place for God’s presence to rest.  Having a place to worship God was important to him.  But King David knew that he was not the one God had chosen to build the temple.  God had told David that his son, Solomon, would be the King who would ultimately build the temple.  David had established a plan; Solomon would make the plan happen! 


Where does your family go to worship GodSpend some time talking about how we can worship God wherever we are nowWhile going to church is important because we learn about God and worship Him with other believers, we don’t have to go somewhere specific to worship GodWe can worship Him wherever we areThank God for that truth today!

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