It's interesting to me that Moses sees it fit to remind the Israelites that God did not his covenant with their fathers but with them. In other words, the Israelites had to own up to their faith; it wasn't something they inherited. I see a tendency in the church, especially in young people, to "inherit" a relationship with Jesus from parents or other relatives but to never make it a personal faith. What does making it personal mean? It means making your relationships intentional. It's not just something that happens because you were born into it (like being born into royalty); it's something you take ownership of and responsibility for. Is your faith your own, or are you trusting in someone else's faith to bring you closer to God? Faith has to become personal; it has to be your own.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.