May 29 | Make Wise Choices

Today’s Reading:

Read Proverbs 6:6-23; Proverbs 7:1-3; Proverbs 8

Imagine crossing a road without looking first to see if there were any cars coming.  Would that be a wise choice or not?  Most definitely not wise (or safe!)!  In our reading today, we are reminded the importance of making wise choices.  What does it take to make a wise choice?  How do you know if the choice you make is wise or not? 

Being wise means using the experience or knowledge that you have to make a decision.  When you think about crossing a street, you’ve most likely been told before that it is important to look both ways before you cross to be sure there are not cars coming.  That is knowledge that you have.  And, you have probably walked across the street with an adult who showed you how to safely cross the street- that is the experience you have had.  When you combine those two things together, you make the wise choice to follow your knowledge and experience and make the wise choice to look for cars before you cross the street. 

The author of Proverbs gives us some great advice to follow in making wise choices about our life.  He reminds us not to be lazy or dishonest.  In chapter 7, we are reminded to live by what the WORD of GOD says!  Read Proverbs 8:33. 

Listen to instruction and be wise; don’t ignore it. 


Talk about your dayCan you think of things you did throughout the day that were wise decisionsHow about unwise decisionsAsk God to help you make wise decisions each day.

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