Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full; Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name. (Deuteronomy 6:4-13)
Today's Morsel: One of the things about military training,is that it is repetitious. They don't want you to forget what you have been taught. They retrain over and over again to standard so that every soldier knows what they are to do on the battle field. Moses told the children of Israel that they were to teach their children about the things of God to ensure that they did not forget what God had said. He told them that even when they came into the land of promise and everything started going good for them, they must not forget God. Sad to say, people today forget God too soon. From health to jobs, many so soon forget God because their comfort zones are upset. When you are in your comfort zone for a long period of time, you become accustom to it; and when it's upset, you lose focus of God and start trusting in yourself and leaning unto your own understanding. You should see everything that you have as temporary and nothing permanent, because it can soon fade away. Moses warned the children of Israel don't forget God, and to make sure that they taught their children about Him, because he knew the things in life were temporal. But they forgot Him. And because they forgot Him, their enemies took them away into captivity. If you are feeling trapped, ask yourself, "Have I forgotten God?"
Sing: Deeper! Deeper! In the love of Jesus daily let me go; higher! higher! in the school of wisdom, more of grace to know.
O deeper yet, I pray, and higher every day, and wiser blessed Lord, in thy precious holy Word.