Daily Scripture: Day 49—Deuteronomy 4

From Handbook to Scripture

READING: DEUTERONOMY 4

Moses exhorted the new generation in the plains of Moab to take heed to themselves, to remember the things they had seen, and to teach those things to their children and grandchildren. He also warned them against the insidious lure of idolatry and the human tendency to worship images of our own making rather than serve the invisible God. Sadly, Moses also predicted that they would indeed succumb to idolatry and suffer the consequences of being scattered among the nations until they turned back to the Lord in their distress.

Lord, may I remember that You Yourself are God in heaven above and on the earth below, and that there is none other besides You. May I keep myself from every form of idolatry.

Meditation passage: verses 6–9, 24, 35, 37, 39