The Promises of God’s Written Word
Numbers 15:37–41: Memory Aids
Throughout Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, God says to remember, remember, remember His instructions. Perhaps the constant reminders are intended to keep Israel from disobedience. Here God also instructs the male Jews to wear tassels as memory aids, reminding them to obey Him.
Perhaps written repetition and physical mementos would help us, too. Conveniently, this very Bible can serve both functions. We can repeatedly read and handle God’s Word to recall His ways. And though such habits may be repetitive, mining the riches of God’s Word never has to be dull. Remember, preventive measures aren’t painful, but curative actions can be agonizing. How much better it is to be reminded rather than reprimanded!