Be careful not to forget the Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery. -Deuteronomy 6:12
Just as much as Moses is warning the Israelites here in Deuteronomy 6 while also reminding them of the free gift of salvation God mercifully offered them as He rescued them out of the land of Egypt, we should be equally reminded and warned, if not more, that we should be careful not to forget the Lord who brought you and I out of our place of slavery to sin. Why?
It is for His glory and for our good and our children’s’ good, and every generation after that we would not forget.
Remember! The reason for your need of a Savior at all! No one is good, not even one (Romans 3:10, 23).
Remember! Apart from Christ we can do nothing (John 15:5).
Remember! God demonstrates his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).
Remember! That Jesus erased the certificate of debt, with its obligations, that was against us and opposed to us, and has taken it away by nailing it to the cross (Colossians 2:14).
Remember! Just as you have received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to walk in him today! Being rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and because of that, be overflowing with gratitude (Colossians 2:6-7).
Remember! Your Good Heavenly Father and the depths to which He went so that you might be saved from your place of slavery to sin through the Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit (Colossians 2:13-14).
Remember! Don’t glance back at ‘Egypt’, like the Israelites often did, and gazing upon the temporary pleasures they may have offered you HERE AND NOW. Those things are fleeting, earthly things that will not offer you or I true satisfaction. But keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, the One who satisfies our thirsty souls and provides water that become a well of water springing up in him for eternal life (John 4:14).
Remember! Keep your hand to the plow (Luke 9:62), keep fixing your eyes on the author and perfecter of your faith- Jesus (Hebrews 12:2), and keep walking in Him today, my friend. 🤍