Tuesday after the Transfiguration (Ninth Tuesday after Epiphany)

Psalm 18:21-36, Deuteronomy 6:16–25, Hebrews 2:1–10

Sometimes the greatest we leave is the little things we do. Where we were not shown , we show to others. Where people did not build up, we build up. We may never see any of these little steps, but if we are ful to follow God, letting him guide us, a Godly comes naturally. When it becomes a Godly habit, we don’t have to ponder long to answer of why we do things.

In Deuteronomy, we really are reading the that Moses seeks to pass on, not just to his children, or his immediate tribe, but to the entire people called Israel. Imagine having such a potential . The self-imposed pressure would be huge. Yet, the purpose of a is not to bear the entirety of the burden yourself, but to it. It is d with the leaders with whom you work, it also is shouldered by the ones to whom it is passed.

Moses wants to make sure that it is not just the leaders or priests that bear the burden. The next generation (and the generations that follow) is the goal of pasg on a . Moses wants the parents to understand their place in pasg on the of God. The parents, leaders, and priests all have their place in pasg on the that they have received. It is not just pasg it on, however, that makes it ful. Just pasg on information is just that. It is out what was passed on that makes the ful. Just as with the Psalm, there is a result that comes with the ful pasg, God’s preservation and looking out for them.

Right and True information and is the expression of a fulfilled . The author of Hebrews, even after such a short time of Christianity, is al concerned in his writing that the Right and True information is being lost. The author of Hebrews would be al well aware of the memory loss that Israel experienced after escaping Egypt. The author reinforces the importance of the right information being passed along. Often this gets confused, too. People often turn to “right” ion without “right” belief (and vice-versa). When the “right” ion is done it loses its long-term effectiveness and purposed when divorced from the why. Doing “good” things, for example, doesn’t earn one’s way to Heaven.

1) What “right” thing(s) have you done without knowing the “right” reason(s)?

2) With whom do you work (or have worked) to make sure that you pass on a having?

3) Why is it good for us to remember what we are pasg on and why?

FD) Why is important to know why we do things?

Pastor Ian

By Pastor Ian

Ian is an ordained Elder in The Church of the Nazarene, and is currently serving as the Online Campus Pastor at Generations Community Church in Marysville, WA, USA.