May 23 | God’s Word

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 119:1-88

If you are taking a trip and you need to get directions, what do you do?  The GPS that we have on our phones or in our cars help us know which roads to take and which direction to go.  Following those directions helps us to not get lost!  We can think of God’s Word as sort of our “GPS” for life.  It helps us know the directions to go, which roads to take, and it helps us to not get lost along the way. 

Psalm 119 is full of truths about God’s Word.  As you read the first 88 verses today, try to count the number of things that the Psalmist says God’s Word can be for us.  There are a lot of verses to read today, but there’s so much we can learn about the benefits of God’s Word – you don’t want to miss any of that! 

Here are just a few things we learn about God’s Word in Psalm 119… 

-It makes us happy when we follow it. 
-It keeps us pure. 
-It helps us to not sin. 
-It gives life. 
-It strengthens us.
-It helps us know God’s faithful love.
-It comforts us.   

This is just the beginning of the list!  What else do you read in these verses about God’s Word? 


Read Psalm 119:81 and thank God for the fact that we can put our hope in His WordAs a family, commit to memorizing Psalm 119:11.

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