“And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. Then it shall be, if you by any means forget the Lord your God, and follow other gods, and serve them and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish." (DEUTERONOMY 8:18 & 19 NKJV)
These verses of scripture were spoken by Moses as he gives his final words to Israel prior to his death and their passing over into the promised land. Moses issues a warning to Israel that they must not forget the God who brought them out of slavery and through the rough wilderness to the promised land. Not only were they not to forget "who" brought them, they were also warned not to forget "how" God brought them or the means God used to deliver His people.
In America, we celebrate the birth of a man God used to bring deliverance to, not only a people, but the world. We in America, celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. yearly. He along with many others, such as another God given vessel of deliverance, Nelson Mandela, were vessels used by God to bring deliverance to a people and the world. For these individuals, the words of Moses ring loud and passionate to us today, “Do not forget.
1. Who are the people who have helped you personally to be the person you are today?
2. What are the names of the he-roes and she-roes (you know like to make up words) that have aided, strengthened and encouraged you in your time of need?
3. Take some time out today just reflect on those who have come before us that struggled, bled and died that we might be where we are now as a nation, a people and a person.