Deuteronomy 6:10-13 New Living Translation (NLT)
10 “The Lord your God will soon bring you into the land he swore to give you when he made a vow to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is a land with large, prosperous cities that you did not build. 11 The houses will be richly stocked with goods you did not produce. You will draw water from cisterns you did not dig, and you will eat from vineyards and olive trees you did not plant. When you have eaten your fill in this land, 12 be careful not to forget the Lord, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt. 13 You must fear the Lord your God and serve him. When you take an oath, you must use only his name.
The importance of allowing God and His Word to guide us is brought forward by Moses in the following 4 verses from our last post. It is a clear message to all of us and especially applicable as it is written in Deuteronomy. It is being given to a new generation of people that are preparing to go into a new land and embark on a new and different path forward. His advice here is in preparation to keep us from getting distracted when we go out into a bigger and different world. Our students and young folks will be going into a world where in many cases they will participate in a place and culture that will already be in place when they arrive. Moses helps us understand that while there are benefits and advantages in places where things are set up and provided for us I.E. – College Classes, Town Infrastructures, Company Pay Scale and Benefits ……. There is also the temptation to be drawn away from God and his purpose in our lives. He reminds us that no matter what path we take and what environments we go into that we are NOT to forget our foundation in God’s Word and his Love for us. Living our lives by keeping his Word in front of us and on our minds and hearts ( Vs. 5-9 ) will help keep us on the right path as we go forward into new places.