Thursday, June 17, 2021

Deuteronomy 4:8-9 -- On Law and Taking Heed

"And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons;"
Deuteronomy 4:8-9

I love this question from Moses to his people, asking who has laws as awesome as God's laws... and he makes a good point. God's laws don't just forbid actions. They help us become better people, moving towards our ideal selves and tending towards perfection. His law is designed to bring out the best parts of ourselves and help us learn to be patient and selfless and kind... the best sort of people.

Today, let's take Moses' advice and take heed to ourselves and not forget or dismiss the blessings of the Lord to us through his law, and every other way as well. Let's rejoice in his goodness and teach it to others, always keeping it near our hearts, knowing that God designed all of it for us.

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