4/03/2012

Let Me Not Forget


Deuteronomy 4:9
"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."


Deuteronomy 6:10-12
"When the LORD your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, 11 houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied, 12 be careful that you do not forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery."


"When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.  Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day.  Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery." Deuteronomy 8:10-14


"You may say to yourself, 'My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.'  But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth..."  Deuteronomy 8:17-18a

"Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them."  Deuteronomy 11:16

"Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.  Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates..."  Deuteronomy 11:18-20


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These verses always hit me anew each time I read them.  Over and over and over again, the Israelites are commanded not to forget their God.  And they did forget.  Over and over and over again.

Humans are negligent.  I am not excluded.  

Oh Lord, I pray, let me not forget all that you have done and have promised to do.  Let us remember to teach your ways to our children.

As I go about my daily life, as I take pleasure in all that you have given, please let me not forget YOU, Lord.  

"But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night."  Psalm 1:2

5 comments:

Marie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for this today. As life gets hectic and crazy it is nice to slow down and not forget.

Kate @ Bliss and That said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful... We've been reading about the Israelites this year and their disobedience and grumbling, so this fit perfectly. :)

...they call me mommy... said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lovely! :)

I really love the tree with Scripture that you painted with your children's photos! So neat! I might have to use that idea!

Hi! I'm Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you! I had an skinny, empty hallway and I knew I wanted the kids' 4 month old pics on the wall, but also knew that it was such a big space I needed something else on the wall as well. I love how it turned out. Hope you can find a spot to do it somewhere in your house! :)

Amber said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Awesome Heidi! I love that first photo of the lilacs, the good memories from the cabin, the scripture and reminder of how we need to always remember how good God has been to us!

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