March 13 | Living Set Apart

Today’s Reading:

Read Deuteronomy 24:19-22; Deuteronomy 27:9

Helping others is such a great way for us to show the love of God to others, isn’t it?  As a family, choose an activity you can do together today that would be helpful to one another.  Could you fold the laundry together or clean the kitchen as a family?  How can you help each other? 

One of the ways that the Israelites were set apart from other nations was the way they took care of those in need.  God’s covenant with them clearly outlined how they were to share with the “resident alien, fatherless and the widow.”   

The best way that the Israelites could show that they were set apart was to obey all the commands that the Lord gave them.  Those commands included ways to take care of those in need.  As the Israelites obeyed those commands, others saw that they lived their life differently. 


Pray for the opportunity to help someone in needMake a card for a friend who is sick, make cookies for your next-door neighbor, visit a friend in the hospital- find a way to show those around you the love of God the way the Israelites didAsk the Lord to open doors for you to tell others why you are reaching out so that you can tell them that you are following God’s commands. 

March Memory Verse:

He answered, “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

Matthew 4:4

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:

March Memory Verse

MArch memory verse song

March memory verse coloring sheet

March Fill-in the blank activity

MArch Prayer calendar