It has been said, “We are what we remember,” and “What we remember affects who we are and what we experience in life.”1 This is especially true of our spiritual lives because what we remember about God forms the foundation for our faith.
In the Torah (Genesis through Deuteronomy), God repeatedly commands His people to “remember” in order to obey Him (Ex. 13:3; 20:8; Dt. 5:15; 8:2, 18; 9:7; 16:12; 32:7). Deuteronomy 6:4–5 gave Israel a brief statement of faith, one Jesus called “the first [foremost] of all the commandments” (Mk. 12:29) and one known to every Jewish person as the Shema.
Deuteronomy 6:7–9 tells the Israelites to remember by making the Scriptures the focus of their lives, instructing them, “You shall write them on the doorposts [Hebrew, mezuzot; plural of mezuzah] of your house and on your gates” (v. 9).
Although this mezuzah commandment may have been a metaphor for spiritual application (cf. Prov. 6:21), it became a literal observance. Read the rest Here