May 21 | David’s Last Words

Today’s Reading:

Read 1 Kings 2:1-4; I Kings 2:10-12; Psalm 37:3-7; Psalm 37:39-40

Do you know what it means to give someone advice?  Giving someone advice is sharing your opinion with someone about how they should handle a situation.  It is helpful to get good advice when starting something new or making a decision.  If the advice you get it is good advice, it can help you to be successful if you follow it. 

As King David finished his time on earth, he gave Solomon, his son, some good advice.  Here is what he told Solomon: 

  • Be Strong. 
  • Keep your obligation to the Lord. 
  • Walk in HIs ways and keep His statutes. 

King David reminded Solomon to do what God would want him to do.  In Psalm 37, King David gave more advice to Solomon: 

  • Trust in the Lord. 
  • Do what is good. 
  • Dwell in the land. 
  • Take delight in the Lord. 
  • Commit your way to the Lord. 

David told Solomon that following all of this advice would allow him to “have success in everything” he did.  David’s last words to Solomon were good advice and Solomon’s kingship was “firmly established.” 


What advice would you give someone about following God Thank God for His word which helps us know what choices we should make.

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