Moses Counsels the Israelites to Beware Lest They Forget the Lord

Deuteronomy 6:10–12

10 And it shall be, when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not,
11 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;
12 Then beware lest thou forget the Lord, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

Elder Anthony D. Perkins said:

“Long ago, Moses counseled, ‘Beware lest thou forget the Lord’ (Deuteronomy 6:12). In our fast-paced and entertainment-saturated world, men are still quick to ‘forget the Lord, . . . to do iniquity, and to be led away by the evil one’ (Alma 46:8).”

(“Beware Concerning Yourselves,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2012, 54.)

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