read this instruction aloud

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read this instruction aloud

Deuteronomy 31:9-13 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 31:9 Moses wrote down this instruction and he gave it to the priests, sons of Levi, who carried the ark of Yahveh’s covenant, and to all the elders of Israel.
Deuteronomy 31:10 Moses commanded them, and this is what he said: “At the end of every seven years, at the same time in the year of debt revoking, during the Festival of Huts,
Deuteronomy 31:11 when all Israel assembles in the presence of Yahveh your God at the place he chooses, you are to read this instruction aloud before all Israel.
Deuteronomy 31:12 Collect the people – men, women, dependents, and the guests within your city gates — so that they may listen and learn to fear Yahveh your God and be careful to do all the words of this instruction.
Deuteronomy 31:13 Then their children who do not know the instruction will listen and learn to fear Yahveh your God as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to take possession of.”

read this instruction aloud

Moses made sure that every child growing up in the land would have an opportunity to listen and learn God’s instruction. It was essential not only that the traditions be handed down, but also the history behind them be known. No one was excluded from these assemblies. No man, no woman, no child, not even the foreign guests and workers.

The content of our new covenant with Christ needs to be read aloud regularly as well. Without the words of the holy scriptures, our traditions become empty. Empowered by God’s word, those traditions can become means of passing on the glorious gospel.

Lord, instill in us a healthy pattern of reading your words.


About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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