May 2 | David Sins Against God

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 65:1-4; Psalm 66; Psalm 69:1-5,13-18

Share a time when you forgave someone or they forgave you.  Talk about how the process felt, from the wrong being done all the way to the forgiveness being offered. 

We have reached a part of the story where David was sad!  David made a mistake that hurt himself and others.  David made a choice that did not show that he loved God and wanted to put God first. David made a sinful decision. It is sad to know that David, a man the Bible says was a man after God’s own heart, would make such a big mistake.  Unfortunately, it happened, and it is part of David’s story. 

There is good news in this story, though!  David recognized he needed God’s help and God’s forgiveness.  David knew that because God is good, God would forgive David for his sins if he asked for forgiveness.  David asked the Lord to show compassion on him.  Compassion is another big word that means understanding the sadness of someone else and being willing to help that person not be sad anymore.  David knew that God would have compassion on him and would forgive Him if he asked.  


How often do you apologize when you do something you should not have doneIs there anyone in your life who you need to apologize to todayAsk the Lord to help you see if you have hurt anyone to whom you might need to apologizeThank God for the way He forgives us when we sin. 

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