May 25 | God’s Word Describes Who God Is

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 119:89-176

Let’s play a guessing game.  Read the following descriptions and guess what is being described: 

It is in the sky.  It is bright orange and sometimes yellowish.  It is out during the daytime.  It rises in the morning and sets in the evening. 

Did you guess “the sun”?  If so, you’re right! 

Guessing what was being described was probably not very hard because you have seen the sun and have experienced what the sun does every day, right?  God’s Word helps us see God in that same way.  God’s Word helps us to see who He is and to experience His character.  As you read Psalm 119, what are some of the things you learned about who God is? 

He is forever.  He is life giving.  He gives us hope and wisdom.  He gives us guidance to know which direction to go.  God is a shelter; a shield and He is trustworthy.  We can read about that in God’s Word, but more than that, as Christ followers, we can experience these truths every day. 

Read Psalm 119:105.  The Psalmist repeats that we can put our hope in God’s Word and trust that it will guide us where we need to go! 


The best way to put our hope in God’s Word is to spend time in His word daily and to hide it in our heartsWhat verses do you know by memoryQuiz the members of your family. Encourage each other to hide God’s word in your hearts and thank God for His word that we can put our hope in!

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