Do not eat it with bread made with yeast, but for seven days eat unleavened bread, the bread of affliction, because you left Egypt in haste—so that all the days of your life you may remember the time of your departure from Egypt. – Deut 16:3
God was instructing Israel on some of their customs and practices. In telling them to go without yeast for seven days, he was reminding them of the escape from Egypt. I can imagine each year, parents explaining it to their children. It would be a strong reminder to everyone that God is close and that he had done great things.
Why don’t I have reminders like that today? I certainly have some markers in my life where God changed my course of direction, or did something so huge that I didn’t soon forget it. However, time goes on and I do tend to forget. Maybe I need to set up some markers in my life. Maybe an annual thing that I do as a reminder of the things that God has done. An anniversary of sorts. I will do some thinking on that.
God, thanks that you move. Thanks that I can see your hand and am confident that you are not far away. Help me set some markers in my life to remember.
[tags] devotions, God, Deuteronomy, Bible [/tags]