Growup: Day 49

Deuteronomy 3:1-5:22

Good morning! It is exciting seeing that God promises are starting to be fulfilled even more! A large nation is now about to enter the land they were promised.What a great time to remind the people of the LORD’s commands and to remind them that they have had a very special experience. That they have heard the voice of the God speaking out of fire and survived. It seems like a strange thing to say but Moses seems to repeat it a few times so it must be important.

I guess the verse that really struck me this morning was verse 9 from chapter 4.

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

I guess the main reason this verse struck me is I have been reading 1 Timothy 4 a lot and 1 Timothy 4:16 sounds similar.

Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

I guess God’s people¬† need to remember what they have seen, all the miracles, that they were saved from Egypt and that they have heard the voice of God coming out of fire. They were to hold these things close to their heart. And they were to teach them to their children and grandchildren¬† – so that they wouldn’t walk away from God.

Paul has similar words for Timothy and us. That we need to remember the gospel – the most amazing event ever. That we need to cling to it with our hearts, not adding or subtracting from it. Because if we do we will save ourselves and our hearers. I am thinking that for a lot of us, our first hearers are our family. I guess this isn’t a garantee that they will follow Jesus. But if our life and beliefs point to Jesus and his death and resurrection, that has got to be a big push in the right direction.

Anyway I hope some of that makes sense.

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