This week we begin a three-week series titled “Lest we forget”. Chapters 6, 7, and 8 of Deuteronomy, will be our text.
The key verse is Deuteronomy 6:12, which states, “Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.”
The children of Israel are getting ready to go into the promised land. Moses wants them to remember what has taken place in the last 40 years. He does not want them to forget.
This week we will look at Deuteronomy 6. Moses recounts Israel’s history.
“Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.”
Moses purpose was to help the children of Israel remember what they had already been taught. Hopefully, this would help them to fear the Lord and keep His commandments.
Then they would pass these teachings down to the next generation.
This is precisely what Paul instructed Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:2. “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”
Are we telling others about Jesus? When they get saved, do we spend time teaching them God’s word? This is what we are called to do.
Teach someone today!
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001