February 24 | Choosing the Priests

Today’s Reading:

Read Numbers 3:1-9; 4:46-50

In Leviticus 8:1-14, we learned all about the requirements for being a priest. Now as the Israelites are about to start their journey, God identified exactly who the priests would be. 

The Levite tribe was chosen and instructed to get direction from Aaron and his sons as to how exactly they were supposed to do their job.  Remember, every time the Israelites moved in their journey, everything had to go with them- including the tabernacle.  The priests were the ones who were chosen to carefully take care of all of the furnishings of the tent of meeting.  They had a very big responsibility. 

Not only was it their responsibility to move the tabernacle, they had to be sure it was set up exactly the way God had instructed every time they stopped.  The tabernacle was very important because it was God’s dwelling place.  It was where they would see and hear from God.  The Priests had to be holy- set apart- so that they could take care of this responsibility. 


Read 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.   

Knowing how big of a responsibility it was for the Priests to take down, travel with and set up the tabernacle, how does that make you feel about taking care of your body since 1 Corinthians tells us that we are the temple of the Holy Spirit? 

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