Deuteronomy-30-31, Mark 15:1-25 • Key Verse: Deuteronomy 31:11
The attempts of children to answer questions about the Bible can be cute. Names and events get
switched around and blended. In their innocence and youthfulness, their statements often bring a
smile to one’s face.
The expectation is that with growth, their childish mistakes will be replaced with Christian
maturity and understanding. But that does not happen automatically. Growing older physically is
no guarantee of maturing spiritually.
The emphasis in Deuteronomy 31:11 on reading aloud the Word of God is set in a time in which
oral teaching was critical. Today there is easy access to the printed Word. While times have
changed in that regard, the truth of verses 11-13 remains.
People need to listen to, learn and live the Word of God. We must live in accordance with the
lessons learned from the Bible.
Moses also emphasized the need to pass God’s Word to the next generation. Verse 13 says that
“their children, who do not know this law, must hear it and learn to fear the LORD your God.”
None of this is automatic. Each of us must listen to and learn the Word of God so we may live it.
Then, we must pass His truth on to the next generation.
What are you doing to pass along Gods truth to the next generation? Think hard about this and
pray about what else you should be doing.
Woodrow Kroll & Tony Beckett