Be careful that you do not forget the Lord!

Be careful that you do not forget the Lord!

BibleGateway: Deuteronomy 6:1-12

ESV Text: Deuteronomy 6:1-12

Deuteronomy 6:1–12 (Listen)

The Greatest Commandment

6:1 “Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the rules1—that the LORD your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, that you may fear the LORD your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.2 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

10 “And when the LORD your God brings you into the land that he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you—with great and good cities that you did not build, 11 and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive trees that you did not plant—and when you eat and are full, 12 then take care lest you forget the LORD, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

Footnotes

[1] 6:1 Or just decrees; also verse 20

[2] 6:4 Or The Lord our God is one Lord; or The Lord is our God, the Lord is one; or The Lord is our God, the Lord alone

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KJV Text:

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     1 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: 2 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. 3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.

     4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: 5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. 8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. 9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. 10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, 11 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full; 12 Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 34 (LSB 820):
My Soul, now Bless thy Maker

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1. My soul, now bless thy Maker! 
Let all within me bless His name 
Who maketh thee partaker 
Of mercies more than thou dar’st claim. 
Forget Him not whose meekness 
Still bears with all thy sin, 
Who healeth all thy weakness, 
Renews thy life within; 
Whose grace and care are endless 
And saved thee through the past; 
Who leaves no sufferer friendless, 
But rights the wronged at last. 

2. He shows to man His treasure 
Of judgment, truth, and righteousness, 
His love beyond all measure, 
His yearning pity o’er distress, 
Nor treats us as we merit, 
But lays His anger by, 
The humble, contrite spirit 
Finds His compassion nigh; 
And high as heaven above us, 
As break from close of day, 
So far, since He doth love us, 
He puts our sins away. 

3. For as a tender father 
Hath pity on his children here, 
He in His arms will gather 
All who are His in childlike fear. 
He knows how frail our powers 
Who but from dust are made; 
We flourish like the flowers, 
And even so we fade; 
The wind but o’er them passes, 
And all their bloom is o’er,- 
We wither like the grasses, 
Our place knows us no more. 

4. God’s grace alone endureth, 
And children’s children yet shall prove 
How He with strength assureth 
The hearts of all that seek His love. 
In heaven is fixed His dwelling, 
His rule is over all; 
Angels, in might excelling, 
Bright hosts, before Him fall. 
Praise Him, who ever reigneth, 
All ye who hear His Word, 
Nor our poor hymns disdaineth- 
My soul, oh, bless the Lord! 


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