KEY SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 1:3 “And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had given him in commandment unto them;”
The children of Israel have been travelling in the wilderness for a period of forty years. Moses rehearsed all that had transpired in this period in the ears of the children of Israel. The book of Deuteronomy is a recording of Moses reminded of all that has occurred among them. Moses took pains to give details of all that went on, so later generations would learn and those who experienced these events would not forget. To forget means to grope in darkness. Moses was a great leader.
Apostle Peter when he wrote his second epistle to the Jewish Christians scattered among the gentile nations wrote in “2 Peter 1:13-14, Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath showed me “He does not want us to lose touch with the truth.
Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 3:1b “…….. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. It is very safe to keep the truths of God’s word in your hearts.
Apostle Paul exhorts all children of God in Colossians 3:16 as follows “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord”. The word is our light, our wisdom, our sword, our armour, our spiritual food and it builds our faith to conquer in this evil world. We must cherish it above all knowledge, passionately study it and strictly obey its instructions. All scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteous that the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17). It is profitable. That means it adds up to you in many ways. Don’t just read about the Bible, read the Bible. You would be equipped and furnished for every good work.
As I read the word, I am reminded about the ways of God, His love, power, and my life is transformed to be what I read. I am transformed to be what the word says.
2 Peter 1:12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.
Joshua 4:7 Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel forever.