READING: Deuteronomy 4-5, Mark 15:21-47
The older I get, I catch myself becoming more forgetful. The things that slip my mind, though, don’t usually create great chaos because of my forgetfulness. They’re usually little things like not remembering where I left my keys or forgetting something I was supposed to get at the store.
On the other hand, all of us can forget all that God has done for us in the past. You would think that would never happen, but there’s a good reason that Moses wrote these words to his people: “Only be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you don’t forget the things your eyes have seen and so that they don’t slip from your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren” (Deut. 4:9). These rebellious people whose history had shown that they often forgot God’s blessings must change that pattern as they move toward the promised land.
Apparently, there are times when we must deliberately and intentionally recall God’s goodness, and teaching it to the next generations is a way to do so. Telling the stories over and over again ought never get old for us.
PRAYER: “God, thank You for Your grace and goodness to me. Forgive me when I forget.”
TOMORROW’S READING: Deuteronomy 6-8, Mark 16