Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 6:6–7
A. Deuteronomy was written to encourage the children of Israel never to forget the LORD or the laws He had given them.
B. In spite of all that God did to prevent Israel from forgetting His majesty and His covenant with them, they forgot anyway.
I. God wanted Israel to remember.
A. He would remind them through the written word (Deuteronomy 17:18; 27:1–8; Joshua 8:20–25, 30–35).
B. He would remind them also by means of tradition (Deuteronomy 6:6–15, 20–24; Exodus 12:24–28).
C. He would remind them again by the prophets (Jeremiah 7:25–26; Amos 4:6–11).
II. Israel still managed to forget.
A. Their kings forsook God’s holy laws (Deuteronomy 17:16–17; 1 Kings 4:26; 10:29; 11:1–11; 2 Kings 17:4; Isaiah 31:1–3).
B. In time the law was forgotten even by the priests (1 Samuel 2:12–17; 2 Kings 22:8).
C. It is little wonder therefore that the law was forgotten by the people (Jeremiah 2:32; Hosea 4:6).
A. We need to keep God’s word ever before us and plant it deeply into our hearts and into the hearts of our children.
B. If we will commit ourselves to being faithful students of the Scriptures, it is certain that we will never forget God or all of the marvelous things that He has done for us.