The last book of the Law, Deuteronomy is the record of Moses final 4 addresses to the Hebrew children. Like the Lord, Moses knew people are stubborn, rebellious, stiffnecked and forgetful.
So he reminded them of eight different lessons learned in 40 years of wondering in the desert. We need to remember them also.
1. Forget Not: Deuteronomy 4:9-10
“Take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life:”
It is an incredible experience to be chosen by God, we have seen the Grace of God, (Salvation), first hand. We need to remember the great things He has done and is doing in our lives. We must keep them in our hearts. We keep our souls by the renewing of our minds. (reading the Word).
Like the first generation of those who entered the promised land, we have not witnessed the plagues the Lord laid upon Egypt but we all have personal stories of His forgiveness, mercy, love, peace, healings.
When we focus on what God has brought us through, do not replay how terrible it was before but how wonderful it is now, that I have a comforter, teacher, healer, Savior, King.
The horror stories of our BC years are not so different from everyone else’s. We were all lost, alone, abused, abandoned and needful of God and His forgiveness.
What people need to hear about is Gods Grace and Love today.
“teach them thy sons, Specially the day that thou stoodest before the Lord thy God in Horeb, when the Lord said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.”
People hear the Words of God today by the life we lead, the Love we share in financial, physical or spiritual help. (prayer) Teach them the reverential fear of the Lord.
People will hear the call of God, if we learn to walk with God.
” The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth. For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.”
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