Introduction: David is most famous for defeating the giant Goliath when he was young and for becoming a great king over the nation of Israel. He was a brave warrior and a great leader. But there is something else about David that is more important than his courage and leadership — David was someone who loved to worship God. David wanted to build a permanent place in Israel where the nation could celebrate their special times of worship together. Even though David’s son Solomon would build the temple, David helped get everything ready for building it.
Read 1 Chronicles 22:1-5
Devotional: The book of Psalms is a collection of songs that Israelites would have sung during the times of the Old Testament. There are a total of 150 Psalms, and we are told that David wrote at least 55 of them! That tells us that David not only loved to worship but that he also loved to help others worship God too. The last Psalm that is said to be written by David is Psalm 145. That Psalm shows us just how much David loved God, loved worshipping God, and how much he wanted families to worship God together.
Read Psalm 145:1-4
The Psalms that David wrote show us that he was someone who wanted to worship God no matter how he was feeling. When he was sad, he worshipped God. When he was scared, he worshipped God. When he did something wrong, he worshipped God. When he was happy and thankful, he worshipped God. No matter what you have done and no matter how you are feeling, we can all be like David and worship God at all times. Of all the Psalms that David wrote, the most famous is Psalm 23. It shows that no matter where we go in life, we can follow God and worship Him.
Read Psalm 23
DISCUSSION: Why do you think David loved worshipping God so much? What is so special about worshipping God together as the church? Why is it important to be with your church family for worship? What are some of your favorite worship songs?
Song: Sing one or two of your (or your family's) favorite devotional songs.
Prayer: Thank God for giving you the opportunity to worship Him and for giving you a church family to worship with.