“Why?” is in the back of our minds when we here the commandments of God. There are three primary purposes of the law: to restrain evil, to show us our need for a Savior, and finally (the one often forgotten) to show us how we are to live in God’s Kingdom. Here in Deuteronomy God holds this out.
“Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the rules that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it (Dt 6:1)
God’s intention is to multiply his people greatly in his kingdom, and his primary means of this is through families. Families serve as the ultimate small group where discipling is to occur.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. (Dt 6:7)
I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever;
with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. (Ps 89:1)
McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: Dt 6, Ps 89, Is 34, Rev 4