Remembering 7

This post is Day 7 in a series of studies about “Remembering”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Remembering – Day 7

Deuteronomy 4:9

Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.

The Thought

This verse is in the middle of one of the long speeches given by Moses to the people he had led out of Egypt and was leading through the wilderness heading for their promised land. It includes good instruction that all of us could obey today. Given at a time when the Israelites were a wandering people with no fixed addresses, and no temples or churches to go to, it was the responsibility of parents to teach their children everything they needed to know.

Today many children are taught about things the Lord has done in Sunday schools or in schools run by church organisations, depending on which country they live in. Bible stories are good lessons to learn. But much more impressive is a personal story, when we can say “God did that for me!”

The most important thing about our verse today is that the people were not teaching their children about things they had learned. But about actual miracles that they had seen. The escape from Egypt was not a story they had read about. It was an experience they had been a part of. Witnessing about our own experiences, helps us to keep them in our minds. It reminds us that God is still the same as He has always been. It is important to share those experiences with the next generation.


Think today about something specific The Lord has done for you, or for someone in your family. Thank Him again, and share the story with someone else.

Read Deuteronomy 4 today. Feel the passion of Moses as he recounts some of the things the Israelites had experienced during and since their escape from slavery.

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