Thursday, March 1, 2018

Deuteronomy 4:23 -- On Taking Heed

"Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the Lord your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the Lord thy God hath forbidden thee."
Deuteronomy 4:23

The idea of forgetting the promises that we make to God and that he makes back to us is sort of a scary one, since they are so central to our lives.  Our covenant with God basically just formalizes reality.  We agree to accept God as who he is and to take his advice and counsel, and he agrees to be our God and to help and protect us.  If we forget the importance of that relationship, then we're not accomplishing anything by rebelling against God other than removing our own safety and protection, perhaps forgetting in the moment that things *can* be much, much worse than they are, if we have to face them without God.

Today, let's take heed (listen and follow) and not forget our covenant with the Lord.  Let's avoid not only graven images but breaking all the other commandments as well... to make sure that we don't lose that connection to God that makes everything in life better and more bearable.

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