Category: May

  • May 31 – Life’s True Meaning

    Reading Eccl. 3:1-17; 11:7-12:8, 13-14 2 Chron. 9:29-31 Devotional The book of Ecclesiastes is often perceived as both practical and depressing, but much wisdom is contained within it. It is the story of an old man who had everything his heart desired, but chose the road which led him further away from GOD than closer…

  • May 30 – Wisdom in Considering Man’s End

    Reading Eccl. 12:9-10; 7:7-12, 19-26; 10:1-11:6; 12:11-12; 7:1-6, 15-18, 27-29; 8:1 Devotional 1 A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth. 2 It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the…

  • May 29 – Meaningless Human Pursuits

    Reading Eccl. 1:12-18; 2:1-11, 17-26; 4:1-16; 5:1-20; 6:1-9; 7:13-14; 8:2-15; 9:13-18 Devotional Solomon applied his heart to learning a lot about life in the search for happiness and true meaning. He began by pursuing much wisdom and knowledge. What he found, however, was that everything was meaningless. He said, “For with much wisdom comes much…

  • May 28 – The Search for Meaning

    Reading Eccl. 1:1-11; 6:10-12; 3:18-22; 2:12-16; 9:1-12; 8:16-17 Devotional Today we begin looking at the book of Ecclesiastes, arranged topically. Ecclesiastes means “the Preacher” or “the Teacher,” and contains the words of Solomon, son of David. The words of this book are likely penned towards the end of Solomon’s life and express the results of…

  • May 27 – Solomon Turns Away from GOD

    Reading 1 Kings 11:1-40 Devotional In one of the saddest tragedies in all of GOD’s word, Solomon rebelled against GOD and went after idols. Solomon loved foreign women, in addition to Pharaoh’s daughter whom he had already married. GOD had told the Israelites not to marry women of the pagan nations, but Solomon did so…

  • May 26 – The Beauty of True Love

    Reading Psalm 127 Song of Solomon Devotional Song of Solomon is a song that focuses entirely upon the subject of love. The song is a series of thoughts and conversations between a young Israelite shepherd man, a young Shulammite woman, the woman’s friends, and Solomon the king. This is likely the least-referred to book in…

  • May 25 – The Virtuous Wife

    Reading Joy and Grief – Prov. 14:10, 13; 15:13; 17:22; 18:14; 25:20; 27:11; 29:6 Good News – Prov. 15:30; 25:25 Curiosity – Prov. 27:20 Sayings of Agur, son of Jakeh, an oracle – Prov. 30:1-33 Sayings of King Lemuel – Prov. 31:1-31 Devotional Today’s reading includes the beautiful passage commonly referred to as “The Virtuous…

  • May 24 – Proverbs About Children

    Reading Persons and Attributes Parents and Children – Prov. 1:8-9; 10:1; 11:29; 15:20; 17:2, 6, 21, 25; 19:26; 20:20; 23:22-25; 28:24 The Elderly – Prov. 16:31; 20:29 Women and Wives – Prov. 11:22; 12:4; 14:1; 18:22; 19:13-14; 21:9; 25:24; 21:19; 27:15-16 Kings and Rulers – Prov. 14:28, 35; 16:10, 12-15; 17:7, 11; 19:12; 20:2, 8,…

  • May 23 – Wealth, Giving and Work

    Reading Wealth and Poverty – Prov. 3:9-10; 10:15; 11:4, 28; 13:8; 14:20; 15:16; 17:16; 18:11, 23; 19:4, 6-7; 22:2, 7; 23:4-5; 27:7; 28:6, 8, 11, 20-22 Benevolence and Generosity – Prov. 3:27-28; 11:24-26; 13:22; 14:21; 18:16; 19:17; 21:13; 22:9; 25:14; 28:27 Oppression of the Poor – Prov. 13:23; 14:31; 15:15; 16:8; 22:16, 22-23; 29:7, 13…

  • May 22 – Disharmony and Strife

    Reading Disharmony and Strife Solicitation to Evil – Prov. 1:10-19; 16:29; 25:26; 27:3; 28:10 Violence – Prov. 3:31-32; 21:7, 29 Murderers – Prov. 28:17 Causing Others Harm – Prov. 3:29-30 Revenge – Prov. 20:22; 24:28-29 Dissension and Strife – Prov. 6:16-19; 17:1; 18:18-19 Meddling – Prov. 26:17 Honesty Truthfulness – Prov. 12:20; 13:5; 24:26; 26:18-19…