Deuteronomy 4:9 – Soul Keeping

Today’s Readings: Deut 4:1‐49, Luke 6:39‐7:10, Ps 68:1‐18, Prov 11:28

Deuteronomy 4:9 – “Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children—“

Rebecca and I have had the privilege of spending the last two weeks in Israel. The trip has greatly impacted my view of scripture. God has given me a deeper context for the text. One of the themes on the trip was seeing the evidence of God’s people forgetting or flat out disobeying his words.

The Pine Cove family camp director team has chosen Deuteronomy 4:9 as our theme for the summer of 2011. As I read through this verse in context today, I was reminded:
• We have to be careful and diligent about remembering what we have seen.
• If we are not careful/diligent to remember, the work of God will depart from our hearts all the days of our life.
• We are to pass on what we have seen God do to our children.

Apply: I am putting together a trip journal with pictures. I want to be careful and diligent to remember.

What are you doing to help you to remember what your eyes have seen?


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