May 30 | Biblical Wisdom

Today’s Reading:

Read Proverbs 9-12

How would your friends describe you?  Do you think that the people in your life would say anything about how much you love God when they talk about you?  Can others see that He is important to you? 

Proverbs 9-12 gives us some great advice on how to live in a way that honors God.  It helps us to know how we can live in a way that shows others that God is important to us and that we want Him to be pleased with us each day.   

Proverbs 9 repeats what we learned in Proverbs 1 – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. (Proverbs 9:10) Remember fearing the Lord does not mean being afraid of him, it means understanding how strong and powerful he is!   

Proverbs 10:12 tells us that Hatred stirs up conflict and love covers all offenses.  More great advice about loving others and not letting hatred be a part of our relationships. 

Proverbs 11:17 says, “A kind man benefits himself; but a cruel person brings ruin on himself.”  Again, more great advice about the way we treat others each day. 

Proverbs 12:15, “Whoever listens to counsel is wise…”   

Living in a way that follows these “wise words” will ultimately point to a life that honors God and shows others how important following Him is. 


Spend some time with your family talking about how you think other people see you. What are some of the things people would say about youAsk God to help you live in a way that shows others that He is important to you!

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