How do you preserve faith? How do you pass along faith from generation to generation? How do you maintain integrity with its origins?
These questions are important today but in Moses’ day possibly even more so since they were an oral culture.
Part of the answer is that you write it down and you make sure people read it (or at least hear it) periodically.
So Moses wrote down this law and gave it to the Levitical priests, who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and to all the elders of
I wonder if
As I think about this I wonder if we are any better at this today. Oh, we are a written culture, but do we take the fact that things are in books for granted? Regarding our faith, I know we have God’s Book but do we transfer that wisdom, knowledge and revelation from God’s Book to our minds and hearts?
God directed that people repeatedly read His Book and then pass its content along with the fear of the Lord to the coming generations as they train up the children.
God’s whisper to me… do I attend to God’s Book and do I see that its content along with the fear of the Lord to the ensuing generations? Do I? Do you?
Lord, burn within me the treasure that we have in having Your Book. Burn within me a desire to honor it, know it, live by it, and fear You in the process. Burn within me the importance of passing along to the coming generations a reverence for and commitment to Your Book and even more importantly, a reverence for and commitment to You. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.