Through the Bible in 90 Days: Day 13
Read: Numbers 32:20 - Deuteronomy 7:26
Verse that stood out: Be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them - Deuteronomy 4:9
Over and over again in the first few chapters of Deuteronomy, the prophet Moses encourages the people to "not forget" the things God has done for them and the commands he has given them. He says it so often that you get the feeling he has genuine concern over the Hebrew children's propensity for forgetfulness. Time will reveal his worries to be legitimate.
The Hebrews' struggle to remember God will lead to all sorts of trouble. But one constant will outlast even their forgetfulness, God's mercy. "The LORD your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your forefathers." We should do our best to remember God, but let us be ever grateful, God does not forget us.