Deuteronomy 6:12

12 1then take care lest you forget the LORD, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

Deuteronomy 6:12 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 6:12

Then beware lest thou forget the Lord
To love, fear, and worship him, and keep his commands; creature enjoyments being apt to get possession of the heart, and the affections of it; ( Proverbs 30:9 )

which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of
bondage;
into a land abounding with all the above good things, and therefore under the highest obligations to remember the Lord and his kindnesses, and to serve and glorify him: ( Exodus 20:2 ) .

Deuteronomy 6:12 In-Context

10 "And when the LORD your God brings you into the land that he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you--with great and good cities that you did not build,
11 and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive trees that you did not plant--and when you eat and are full,
12 then take care lest you forget the LORD, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
13 It is the LORD your God you shall fear. Him you shall serve and by his name you shall swear.
14 You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are around you--

Cross References 1

  • 1. [Proverbs 30:8, 9]