The people do two interesting things in these chapters. They remember. We have seen this pattern of remembering to help the people have a reason to trust God and turn to him. Remember What God has done in the past and you are better prepared to trust him today and tomorrow. The second thing the people do is make a vow to obey God. They are going to re-implement the laws of God and obey them. They feel so strongly that they are willing to add a curse to it if they stray. Remember and commit…trust and obey.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.