As Moses prepared to relinquish his position as leader of the twelve tribes of Israel, twelve tribes only recently formed into a nation, he had many vital lessons for them. In Deuteronomy we find many of them, and I think some of the most vital lessons he precedes with “take heed”! Seven times we find those two words in this book and over the next few weeks I will be teaching on them in our Wednesday night service. The first one we looked at last week.
“Take Heed” means to observe, to hedge about with thorns, protect or guard. So by taking heed there is the idea of observing certain truths and in so doing, protect themselves from dangers.
Deu 4:9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons;
- Memorize Scripture
- Memorize good music
- Talk with others about the Lord
- Pray without ceasing
- Be in church
- Listen to sermons
- Read Godly literature
God help us to take heed, to take heed diligently, without fail and without stumbling, and in so doing bring glory to His name.