Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
Big command from Moses. Do not forget what God has done for you. We know what he is saying, but guess what, we are human and as humans tend to forget. I like the word Moses uses here, he says to not “let then slip”. The thing about slipping is that it’s so unexpected. This past winter has been pretty crazy. Though the snow is nice, what I don’t like all that on is that the ice on the road and on the walk ways. It makes walking pretty dangerous Most of the time you can’t see it, you walk and the next thing you know is that you are on your butt. You have to be careful you have to be always aware that you can slip anytime and that it could be dangerous. When I read this verse here from Moses, I think of that. Slipping. Something that can be easily done.
Going back to the our ice on the walkways, the only way I was able to overcome this is to prepare and do the right thing. I got some shoes that had good grip, I always looked out for the non ice spots, and I treaded carefully. I can’ say but this is what I believe Moses is trying to convey to the Israelites and to us. Be careful, tread lightly. Be prepared. Now how can I do this in my walk with Jesus. The first step for me is to make sure I am fully aware that slipping is very possible, very likely if I am not paying attention to it. So to pay attention to my walk with God. Cultivate it, spend time with God. Like any other relationship. There are other things that I am sure that needs to be done, but let me start there.
Lord I love you, I don’t want to slip. As I draw closer to you, please draw closer to me.