February 16 | Offerings

Today’s Reading:

Read Leviticus 6:8-7:10

God gave different instructions for offerings based on what the purpose of the offering was- a burnt offering, grain offering, sin offering or guilt offering.  Based on what sin the person was asking forgiveness for or the purpose of the offering, different rules were given as to how to present the offering.   

Israelites who needed to ask forgiveness had to bring their offering themselves.  No one else could bring it to the priest for them.  Also, the offering was usually an animal, and the requirement was that the animal was not sick or injured but in good health.  The offering that was being presented to God had to be worth something to the person seeking forgiveness. 

The Israelites learned that sin was a big deal!  And they knew that a price had to be paid for forgiveness to happen for them.  Being disobedient to God and not doing what He tells us to do has consequences. 

The good news is God made a way for the Israelites to find forgiveness and He made a way through Jesus for us to find forgiveness!


Thank God that He sent us Jesus to be the ultimate sacrifice for our sins so we don’t have to offer burnt offerings or sin offerings. 

February Memory Verse:

“For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

Hebrews 4:12

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:

February Memory Verse

february memory verse song

February memory verse coloring sheet

february Fill-in the blank activity

february calendar