“Therefore you shall lay up these words of Mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth.” Deuteronomy 11:18-21 (NKJV)*1
“… lay up these words of Mine in your heart …”
“… they shall be as frontlets between your eyes … “
“… write them on the doorposts of your house … “
How many of us have read and forwarded emails expressing concern over, prayer in school, posting of the Ten Commandments in a public building, displaying a Nativity scene in front of a court house? How many of us have nodded in agreement when some “christian” legal firm has taken a stance against such ”persecution” of the church in America? How many of us add our “amen’s” to some condemnation of our society’s attack on Christianity in one form or another? How many?
How many of us have laid up His word in our hearts? How many have kept them in the forefront of our thoughts every minute as “frontlets” between our eyes? How many have posted them on the doorposts of our homes? How many have taught them to our children, speaking His Word constantly as we sit in our homes, when we walk in the way, when we lie down and when we rise up? How many?
How many, in our vanity, take His name but leave His Word unspoken, untaught? How many, in our vanity, take His name and ONLY His name, leaving behind His hands, His feet, His heart; leaving the “least of these”, discarded, unwelcomed, untouched, unloved, forsaken? How many, in our vanity, claim the name of Christ, but abandon His Person, His Spirit, His Word, His demand on our lives, our hearts, souls, minds and strength? How many?
how many ………..
have I … ?
*1 “Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.” Deuteronomy 5:11 (NKJV)*1