Yada, yada, yada…

I was heading for the verses about “teach your children when you rise up and when you lie down…” (Deut. 6:5-9), but found something else interesting on my way there. Deuteronomy 4:9 instructs the Israelites to remind their sons and grandsons of all that God did for them in the wilderness, lest they forget all that God had done or was capable of doing in the future. The word for teaching the children is translated “make them known” in my New American Standard Bible. The Hebrew word used is “yada.” So now when I hear someone say, “Yada, yada, yada…” I will probably think of this Hebrew word and how God wants us to keep reminding ourselves of what He has done and can do and wants to do and will do. Yada, yada, yada, remind, remind, remind, keep talking, keep talking, keep talking about what God can do — until we truly believe it.

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