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First Reading for the Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Lent

Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9

Summary: Moses urges Israel to follow God's laws for prosperity in their new land, emphasizing that their obedience will showcase their wisdom to other nations. He highlights the privilege of having a close relationship with God and possessing just laws, urging them to remember and teach these principles to future generations.

Moses Urges Obedience

Moses spoke to the people and said: “Now, Israel, hear the statutes and decrees which I am teaching you to observe, that you may live, and may enter in and take possession of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you.

Therefore, I teach you the statutes and decrees as the LORD, my God, has commanded me, that you may observe them in the land you are entering to occupy. Observe them carefully, for thus will you give evidence of your wisdom and intelligence to the nations, who will hear of all these statutes and say, ‘This great nation is truly a wise and intelligent people.’

For what great nation is there that has gods so close to it as the LORD, our God, is to us whenever we call upon him? Or what great nation has statutes and decrees that are as just as this whole law which I am setting before you today?

However, take care and be earnestly on your guard not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen, nor let them slip from your memory as long as you live, but teach them to your children and to your children’s children.”

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