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A Daily Devotion for Tuesday, June 15


Deuteronomy 31:19-22


”Now write down for yourselves this song and teach it to the Israelites and have them sing it, so that it may be a witness for me against them. When I have brought them into the land flowing with milk and honey, the land I promised on oath to their forefathers, and when they eat their fill and thrive, they will turn to other gods and worship them, rejecting me and breaking my covenant. And when many disasters and difficulties come upon them, this song will testify against them, because it will not be forgotten by their descendants. I know what they are disposed to do, even before I bring them into the land I promised them on oath.” So Moses wrote down this song that day and taught it to the Israelites.

”How soon we forget.” This phrase sums up my thoughts after reading the verses for today. When things are going well, I may tend to forget the most important truth of all. I did not get here on my own. I did not make any of this life happen, good or bad. I have very little power on my own- none, in fact. I owe it all to God. I must never lose sight of the Maker in all of this. I am thankful, and will remember to be thankful for every day and for every thing which comes my way. Lord, you have given us so much, and you will not forsake us. We have your promise of eternity. Amen


Becky, transforming


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Jun 15, 2021

Deuteronomy 31:19-22 In the song God tells Moses to write down, most importantly he praises the faithfulness and power of the Lord. At the same time he points out the faithlessness and wickedness of Israel, and predicts the consequent punishment, however, in the end the Lord will relent and will defend his people. When Moses writes down his song he includes a double meaningful .He tells them to listen and balance between the good and bad things Israel did. So when they enter the Promised Land they could open a new page and start fresh glorifying God for all he has done. Moses knew that the Israelites in spite of all they received from God were rebellious in their he…

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Jun 15, 2021

Deuteronomy 31:19–22 19 So write down the words of this song, and teach it to the people of Israel. Help them learn it, so it may serve as a witness for me against them. When I read this, I was reminded that as a young person in Sunday school, each year there were verses we were supposed to memorize. The theory was they would be in our minds and on our hearts in times of difficulty. I remember the first time I had some minor surgery, I prayed some of these verses. Some, but not all, are still there for me to recall. God knew that the many generations of the Israelites would forget this song that recounted their history and al…

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Barbara
Barbara
Jun 15, 2021

Deuteronomy 31: 19-22


19 “Now write down this song and teach it to the Israelites and have them sing it, so that it may be a witness for me against them.”


Songs are often remembered better then prose. Moses must have realized this and composed words put to song so all his people could remember his teachings. The Bible is now my song. Learning about the written word has at times been overwhelming, but worth the effort to read and remember. The words of God for the people of God.


Dearest Lord, thank you for your words. The Book you designed through your teaching to the prophets is my way of learning about you and your Son. Thank you dearest…

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Tom
Tom
Jun 15, 2021

Deuteronomy 31:19-22

As its Creator, God knows how the human mind works. It is fascinating to me that I have forgotten so much of what I learned in college, medical school, residency training and even seminary, yet I can remember, without error, lyrics of songs from 1965. The classic hymns of the faith contain a great deal of core theology. Having learned them as a child has helped solidify my faith as an adult. I hope we keep these great works alive in the face of all the changes we see in the church. This passage from Deuteronomy is a testimony to the importance of doing so.


Prayer - God of song, thank You for the treasury given to us…


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