“Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons” (Deuteronomy 4:9).
The ability to remember is a powerful emotion and helpful resource when utilized not for the purpose of recovering the past, but rather, as a motivation for pressing forward into a future God is preparing. Did not an entire generation of forgetful, complaining, lamenting, disobedient Hebrews die in the wilderness before the next generation could experience the future God had in store for his people in the land of promise? It is the diligent recall of God’s faithful provision in days past that prepares us to fearlessly face the days ahead. This is the heritage we are to pass on to the generations following.