Part of the battle in remembering something is remembering that there is something to remember.
I guess that’s why my grandmother would often times tie a string around her finger. I can recall asking her one time why she did that and she explained to me that, that was her way of reminding herself to remember something.
Every once-in-awhile I’ll put something in the drivers seat of my truck and make a mental note to myself to remember something, and the thing in the seat is the trigger to that memory.
I guess the old adage is true; the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
In our final journey before summer break, we are going to dive deep into Deuteronomy 8:1-20.
On the pages of Deuteronomy we see something totally unique and different than what we see in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers. While Genesis recounts the creation story and sets in motion God’s plan for man – Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers are considered “technical books” belonging in a special way to the priests and Levites, however, Deuteronomy was written for everyone.
While it repeats many of the laws found in the previous books, it give a fresh and deeper meaning to those laws and shows what those laws meant in the everyday lives of the people. The book of Deuteronomy focuses our attention on loving God and obeying His will.
In chapter 8, Moses is in the middle of the second of three messages he leaves the Jewish people before he is about to pass on and hand the baton of leadership over to his protégé, Joshua.
The main focus of our text for this Friday is remembering the goodness of God!
Up to this point in their journey God’s people had been nomadic wonderers in the wilderness for nearly four full decades. But now they were on the threshold of entering their Promised Land and becoming a settled nation.
Although they had been promised the land there would be battles to fight, and they would need to be prepared.
A famous philosopher once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Moses wanted the people to learn from their mistakes and to remember who God was and what He had done for them in the past.
Their challenge from Moses in this message was to remember God’s goodness.
So to, are you and I, called to remember!
My hope and prayer is that you will make One Thing for Men a priority this Friday! You can make it a priority by reading through Deuteronomy 8, reflecting on it’s truths, inviting someone to come with you, and showing up early Friday morning ready to go at 7:00 a.m. sharp.
Let’s finish strong this Friday!
Who knows, when all the dust settles, you might just discover God’s game plan for you for this summer and for the rest of your life!
It is with great expectancy that I will see you there,
This Week’s Key Verses
“The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the LORD swore to give to your fathers. An you shall remember the whole way that the LORD your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness …” – Deuteronomy 8:1,2
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” – James 1:2-4
“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life …” – Philippians 214-16
“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!” – Romans 11:33
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