Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket? You’re cruising down the road without a care in the world, and suddenly… the infamous red and blue lights flash behind you. How were you supposed to know that you were driving 55 mph in a 35 mph zone? Despite your pleas of ignorance, you receive a ticket. So, is it possible that we still commit sin when we are unaware of the sin?
Today we read about the day when Moses had finished recording the Book of the Law, a monumental day indeed! Moses knew how important this book was going to be, especially in the midst of a people who continually rebelled. Although the Israelites may have been one of the most miracle-exposed people groups in all of history, in their hearts they still felt that it was often better to rebel than to obey.
What does Moses have to say about this matter? Take a look at verse 26, “Take this Book of the Law and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for a witness against you” (emphasis mine).
This is one of the many reasons why it so important to read the Word of God… daily! Moses said that the law would be “a witness against [us]”. He made sure to place the Book of Law with the ark of the covenant so that Israel would have the opportunity to know what it says! So this begs the question: How can we follow the Word of God if we don’t know what it says? Whether we know what’s in it or not, it is still a witness against us.
What steps are you going to take today to make Bible reading more of a priority in your life?
By: Tyler Monroe — Worship Ministries Intern