Exodus 13:2 Tools To Remember By

Exodus 13:2 (KJV)
Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.

God gave Israel so many different memorials; tools, both to remember what He had done for them and to instruct their children and children’s children concerning those things God had done and what they meant.

The majority of these memorials had to do with deliverance fro Egypt:

  • The Passover
  • The firstborn and later
  • The altar at the side of Jordan River

I am reminded how important it is to not only tell our children what to do but to tell them why.

We are:

  • To refresh our memories through the memorials of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper and to see that our children witness these and that we teach them to them.
  • To set up family altars that we use to teach our children what God has done for us.
  • To display passages of the Bible that have been life changing for us.

These are instruments train up another generation to follow us as we also follow the Lord.


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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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