The wise-hearted people of the children of Israel were told to make special clothes for Aaron, who was to become the high priest, so that he would be holy.
- There is an expression, “The clothes make the man.” What does this mean? Do you agree with it?
- The wise-hearted people of the children of Israel were to make special clothes for Aaron. Why would God ask that he wear special clothes?
- Can we speak to God in our everyday clothes? Does it matter what we wear? Do you think that Aaron was different?
Creative Thinking Questions:
- Create a list of times when it is justified to have a dress code only for certain people.
- Explain why you think that it is okay or not okay for God to distinguish Aaron with special clothing.
- What is the difference, if any, of God giving Aaron special clothing and Jacob giving Joseph a special tunic?
Activities for Homeschooling and Afterschooling:
- Do you think that Aaron would be a less effective priest to God if he didn’t have special clothing. Explain your reasoning.
- Design an emblem that would be appropriate for an organization that you belong to.
- Describe a situation in which you felt that you were dressed inappropriately. Explain how you felt.
- Why do people care about how they are dressed?
- Aaron’s clothes were designed by God. Write a journal entry for Aaron explaining how this made him feel.
- Design a piece of clothing that would help you pray to God.
- Write a poem or a song to describe how you would feel putting on a piece of clothing for the first time that was designed by God especially for you.
- Why do we sometimes like new clothes better than old clothes and yet want to buy new clothes?