Never forget Deuteronomy 4:1-10

[Deuteronomy 4:1]?And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you.
[2] You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you.
[3] Your eyes have seen what the Lord did at Baal-peor, for the Lord your God destroyed from among you all the men who followed the Baal of Peor.
[4] But you who held fast to the Lord your God are all alive today.
[5] See, I have taught you statutes and rules, as the Lord my God commanded me, that you should do them in the land that you are entering to take possession of it.
[6] Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ?Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.?
[7] For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is to us, whenever we call upon him?
[8] And what great nation is there, that has statutes and rules so righteous as all this law that I set before you today?
[9] ?Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children?s children?
[10] how on the day that you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, the Lord said to me, ?Gather the people to me, that I may let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children so.? –

–?Deuteronomy 4:1-10?Bolding mine.

One of the themes in this set of verses is about remembering. Consider the importance of remembering what God has done in your life, and in the life of others. LCMS Pastor?Troy Slater has a great sermon on this topic, “Remember, Observe, Transmit.”

Also think about what you can do to help give yourself nuggets of remembrance. Journaling would be one. Sharing stories with one another is another way.

Even some out-of-the-box ways are encouraged. For instance, there’s an iPhone app named Timehop that I check every day. It archives all my tweets, flickr photos, foursquare checkins, and facebook status updates. Every day Timehop shows me what I did one year ago, two years ago, three years ago on this same day. I’d like to start tweeting more about what I’m learning about Jesus and what He does for me, so that one year from now I can be reminded of it via the Timehop app.

Here’s a few screenshots from my Timehop today (not that these are literal examples of remembering what God has done. These are only to show how Timehop looks. I’m thinking about taking photos of my sermon notes every week.):
Timehop: One year ago on October 23??Timehop: two and three years ago on October 23

Never forget!

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