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Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Daily Devotion

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

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Mar 08, 2023, 9:51 PM – Mar 09, 2023, 11:59 PM

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

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Comfort on Doorframes

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

As I scanned my social media feed in the aftermath of the 2016 flood in southern Louisiana, I came across a friend’s post. After realizing her home would have to be gutted and rebuilt, my friend’s mom encouraged her to look for God even in the heart-wrenching work of cleaning up. My friend later posted pictures of Bible verses she uncovered on the exposed door frames of the home, apparently written at the time the home had been built. Reading the Scriptures on the wooden planks gave her comfort.

The tradition of writing Bible verses on doorframes may stem from God’s command to Israel. God instructed the Israelites to post His commands on doorframes as a way of remembering who He is. By writing the commandments on their hearts (Deuteronomy 6:6), teaching them to their children (v. 7), using symbols and other means to recall what God commands (v. 8), and placing the words on doorframes and entry ways (v. 9), the Israelites had constant reminders of God’s words. They were encouraged to never forget what He had said or their covenant with Him.

Displaying God’s words in our homes as well as planting their meaning in our hearts can help us to build a foundation that relies on His faithfulness as revealed in Scripture. And He can use those words to bring us comfort even in the midst of tragedy or heart-wrenching loss.

By:  Katara Patton

Reflect & Pray: 

  • When has Scripture comforted you the most? 
  • How are the truths of Scripture the foundation for your life?

 

Heavenly Father, thank You for Scripture that guides my path. Remind me to build my foundation on it. Amen.

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