February 19 | What’s Different?

Today’s Reading:

Read Leviticus 11:1; Leviticus 11:45

Let’s play a guessing game.  From this list choose the one thing that is different than the others: yellow, orange, blue, one.  Which one did you choose?  Yellow, orange and blue are all colors, one is a number.  One is the word that does not belong in that group. 

As God laid out rules for the Israelites, His desire was for them to be different than the other nations around them.  He wanted others to see that they lived differently.  He also set rules and guidelines for the Israelities. When they followed these rules, it would show others that being obedient to God was important to them.  God’s desire was for the Israelites to live a life that was “set apart” from others.  The word we use to describe that is the word, “HOLY.” 

Leviticus 11:45 says, “You must be Holy, because I am Holy.”  God gave clear instructions to the Israelites to let them know what being holy looked like.   


As a family, have fun making up your own “What’s different” guessing gameTalk about the ways your family lives that might look different than the people around youTake time to ask God to help your family live in a way that is set apart so that others will see His light shining through you. 

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