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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dueteronomy 6

Why does God want Moses to teach the Israelites the commands?
vs. 2 & 3 "So that you and your son and your gandson might fear the Lord your God, to keep all His statues and his commandments which I command you, all the days of your life and that your days may be prolonged. o Israel, you should listen and be careful to do it, that it may be well with you and that you may multiply greatly."

A continued theme throughout Deut. Vs. 5; "you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might."

If the Lord finds it nessacary to say it over and over we'd better pay attention! Beacuse apparently we don't get it the first time the Lord says something.

He goes even further and tells us:
vs. 7 you shall teach them diligently (not when you have time, not if you feel like it) to your sos and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and whenyou lie down and when you rise up.

vs. 8 you shall bind hem as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.

vs. 9 you shall write them on the door post of your house and on your gates.

Why is this important? Because when riches come and we are well taken care of we forget the land we came from. We forget who brought us into our riches and who brought us into the land of milk and honey.

vs. 10-11 "Then it shall come about when the Lord your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you, great and splendid cities which you did not build and houses full of good things which you did not fill, and hewn cisterns which you did not dig vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you shall eat and be satisfied.

Caution: vs. 12 watch yourself that you do not forget the ord who brought you fromt he land of Egypt out of the house of slavery.

When our Children ask us why we pray, why we worship the Lord our God, we are to say because he brought us out of the land of slavery and brought us into the promise land. I may not be an Israelite, I may not have been a slave in Egypt. But I have been a slave to my sin, I have been a slave to temptations, and things that distract me from my relationship with God. God has brought me out of the bondage of slavery and lies into a new journey towards the promise land...heaven.

vs. 22 Moreover, the Lord whoed great and distressing signs and wonders before our eyes against Egypt, Pharoh, and all his household; He brought us out from there in order to bring us in, to give us the land which he had sworn to our fathers.

It is commanded to me to speak of the wonders of the Lord all day, everyday. To be ready to answer there questions of why we follow him, why we do what we do.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I never thought through the fact that I was a slave to sin just like the Israelites. That is awesome Robin, thanks for sharing! I love reading your thoughts on the greatest classic ever written! :)