Remembering History

Once Israel entered their own land, the Lord wanted them to remember their history. Therefore, when they offered of the fruit of the ground to Him, they had to say this, “And you shall answer and say before the LORD your God: ‘My father was a Syrian, about to perish, and he went down to Egypt and dwelt there, few in number; and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous” (Deuteronomy 26:5).
Jacob lived at least twenty of his years in Syria, but hard times came and he returned to the Land of Canaan. Then hard times came again, and he left that land and went to Egypt. Only seventy people went to Egypt, but in time, Jacob’s family grew to the status of a nation.
They had humble beginnings, but the Lord exalted them. Do you know the humble beginnings of your nation? Do you know the humble beginnings of your congregation. Research both and see the Lord at work.

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Don Ruhl

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