May 6 | Sin’s Effect!

Today’s Reading:

Read 2 Samuel 13:21; 13:30-31,33-34,37; 2 Samuel 15:5-6, 13-14,30

Do you remember how we defined the word, “SIN”?  Sin is doing something that God tells you not to do OR not doing something that God tells you to do.  We have learned that SIN separates us from God.  David’s story helps us see that sin has consequences that affect not just the person who sins but other people. 

David’s sinful choice created issues for not only himself, but for his family – and even for the entire nation of Israel!  David’s sons, Amnon and Absolom, both made sinful choices as a result of the consequence of David’s sin.  These choices cost both their lives but also led to David not being King for a while. 

Absolom was angry because Amnon had sinned, and David did not do anything about it.  In anger, Absolom tricked the people of Israel and took over David’s throne. The Bible says that Absolom stole the hearts of the people of Israel. Absolom became king and David had to run away from Jerusalem to be safe.  It was a very dark day for Israel and it all started because of David’s sin. 


Use Dominos to build a “Domino Train.”  Watch what happens when you knock one of the dominoes down(All of the dominos ultimately fall!). As a family, discuss how sin is like that one dominoWhen we sin, the effects are more than just one domino falling; it creates a chain reaction where many things are impactedAsk God to help you make choices that will honor Him. 

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