May 24 | Solomon Asks for Wisdom

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm I Kings 3:4-14; II Chronicles 1:7-12; Psalm 72

If you could ask God for anything at all, what would you ask for?  A room full of ice cream?  All the money in the world?  It’s kind of silly to think about that, isn’t it?  Solomon had the chance to ask God to give him anything.  He could have asked for money or power- anything at all.  But what did he ask for? 

Solomon asked God for wisdom.  Wisdom is not just being really smart but also the ability to make good decisions.  Solomon knew following in his father’s footsteps, King David, would be a big job!  King David had been a great leader and a good King.  Solomon wanted God to give him the ability to make wise decisions.  God was pleased with what Solomon asked for so not only did he grant his request and give him wisdom, but God also gave him both riches and honor.  Solomon knew that if he followed God’s commands just as his father David did, God would give him a long life.   

And, just like his dad, Solomon gives us a look into his journal in Psalm 72, where we read a prayer, he prayed to God.  Solomon knew that he had to follow God and submit to his commands.  Solomon was obedient and God blessed him. 


As a family, discuss why you think Solomon would have asked for wisdomThank God for giving us His word that gives us Godly wisdom to follow 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