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Writing God’s Story — Deuteronomy 31:19
The last command that God speaks to Moses is to tell him to “Write down this song and teach it and have them sing it, so that it may be a witness for me…”
The early Jewish teachers explained that the song that God told Moses to write down and to teach was the Bible itself.
They else taught that every person in each generation is required to write his or her own copy of the Torah.
You may wonder why the ancient Torah teachers required this intense and lengthly project of copying your very own Torah Scroll. Is it not possible to learn Gods song by just studying or reading books about Gods story?
But by writing and copying your personal copy of the Torah, you will internalize each word that you have copied. God asks all of use to learn his song: the story of His Word. Not just to read the text, but to breathe in the breath of life and to exhale it from your very being.
Proverbs says “Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart, and so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man.”
The very words of God need to become the core of who you are. You need to know it, live it and to love every word of it.
This intense passion for the text is impossible without personally spending time building a personal relationship with the Word of God.
In the Gospel of Luke it is written that: “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks”
We must ask ourselves what is the song that is emitting from our heart. What is in our heart is displayed in every action that we take. The people around us will be able to tell exactly what is in our heart by seeing what consumes us. What are the things that we spend the most time doing. What is controlling our every behavior.
If we write the words of God on the tablets of our hearts, it will change our every behavior. The result of having his word in our hearts is that His name is lifted up, and a testimony for him.
What are you writing on the tablets of your heart? Is it the song of God? Or one written by the desires of man.