May 31 | Wisdom vs Foolishness

Today’s Reading:

Read Proverbs 13-16

Finish the pattern: 

Up, down.  Right, Wrong.  On, off.  Left, _______. 

Did you say right?  We were listing opposites.  

The author of Proverbs gives us 4 chapters full of opposites in our reading today.  We learn about wisdom and mockery; righteousness and wickedness; contempt and respect; empty and full; bitterness and joy; gentleness and harshness– just to name a few.  The verses help us to understand that if we don’t want to be one way, we need to act another way.  Again, more opportunities for us to learn the importance of making wise choices and not foolish ones. 

Read Proverbs 16:3 –Commit your activities to the Lord and your plans will be established.  

If we commit our choices and our activities to the Lord, He will guide us and help us to make wise choices and not foolish ones.  Our reading today helps us to see how to not just read the words but to apply the knowledge.  This is what helps us to be wise and to follow God’s plan for us. 


Set a timer for 30 secondsIn that time, name as many opposites as you canOn your mark, get set, Go!  How many did you nameThank God for helping you to make wise choicesAsk Him to be with you when you make choices.

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