Sermon Series – September/October 2019
Moses knows that life for the Israelites is about to get better. He speaks to them in the wilderness on the Eastern side of the Jordan. He is about to send them across into the promised land, a journey in which he himself will not participate. He knows that as life gets busy and the daily routines of work and life set in, it will be easy for the Israelites to forget God. To forget what he’s done for them and to neglect his Word. To take for granted the wonderful blessings they’ve received from him. So he warns them in Deuteronomy 4:9:
Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
We too live in a time of prosperity and wealth in 21st Century Australia. We very quickly drift into apathy towards God and his Word. We easily forget all that he’s done for us in Christ and neglect his Word. So I say to you (and myself), be careful, and watch yourselves closely. Remember to give thanks to God for all that he’s given us! Be regular and disciplined in reading your Bible and prayer, be consistent at coming to Church and Bible study. Talk together and have a plan for how you will teach God’s Word and truth to your children and grandchildren.
Yours in Christ,