February 17 | Aaron and His Sons Become Priests

Today’s Reading:

Read Leviticus 8:1-14

God chose men from the tribe of Levi to be the Priests.  Levi was one of Jacob (Israel’s)’s sons and the people from Levi’s family were called Levites.  They were the ones that God set apart to be the Priests who would teach the people about God and would make the sacrifices to God for the people. 

Aaron, Moses’ brother, and his sons were Levites, and God chose them to be the first Priests.  They had to be set apart – or made holy- in order to be the one to bring the sacrifices to God.  They were the ones who had access to God, and if they had sin in their hearts, they would not be able to be with God. Remember, God is perfect, and He can’t be near sin!   

The priests had to follow a lot of special rules to be sure they were set apart and worthy of the job of priests.  The Israelites looked up to the priests and respected them. 


What are ways that you live that show you are different from other peopleHow are you living a life that is set apart or holy? 

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