Don’t forget Sinai
Posted on August 21, 2018 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters
On this side of the Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses began to explain this law, saying… -Deuteronomy 1:5
There’s a saying that “it’s better to learn from others mistakes than your own.” I can remember my parents trying to keep me from making mistakes as well as me trying to help my children take heed. Usually to no avail, it seems that it’s making from our own mishaps that we learn. It’s not enough for someone to tell me fire burns, I have proven them correct.
Moses stands on the east side of the Jordan and takes time to explain to the next generation all the mistakes that their fathers made before them. Basically, an eleven mile trek that took them 40 years to travel. What is the lesson of Sinai to Moab? I think it’s to trust God.
We live in a day where some of the generations after us want to erase our history, basically uninterested in the things our country has been through. Some say this is a mistake, that without our heritage we have no identity. There have been attempts to disregard the Word of God, to take it out of our schools along with prayer. The latter is far worse than the previous.
To remember Sinai is to know what it’s like to be distant from God, to create carved images and to wish He would seize from speaking to us. To travel without trusting God is to neglect His promises of delivering us to the Promise land because of the giants. We go to the left and the right when He says go straight. To remember Sinai is to not make the same mistakes our forefathers did.
I’m sure we can also learn from our own mistakes, times when we knew better but disregarded The Spirit of God anyway. Fortunately we serve a God of grace and mercy, the One that will forgive and remember no more. Our substitute for forgetting Sinai is repentance, a daily exercise that keeps us in a right relationship with Jesus.
To remember Sinai is to remember deliverance from bondage and to remember salvation, that day that we were made right with God, we made peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. To have been given the hope of eternal life that is waiting for us. To have access to God through the Holy Spirit in order to provide us with the peace of God that surpasses all understanding.
It’s not just important to remember Sinai but also to remind others, to be a messenger of hope to those who are still wandering in the wilderness. I pray today we would be mindful of the presence of God not only with us, but in us. Amen!
Written by Rob Russomano: Rob Russomano is married to Terri, and serves with her as full time staff members. He is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and is also available as a speaker of the grace of God with a message of Hope for church events. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Think About This: “There is nothing progressive about being pig headed and refusing to admit a mistake.” — C.S. Lewis
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: For surely there is a hereafter, And your hope will not be cut off. ~Proverbs 23:18