Laurel Smalling delivers this probing message, asking an important question about our purpose in recalling our personal histories and the history of God's people. Taking the example of Moses in Deuteronomy 1, Brother Laurel encourages us to look back in order to remember the Lord's faithfulness rather than following the people of Israel's tendency of looking back to "when things were better." Their memory of the past always led to complaining in the present, while Moses's recounting of their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land resulted in humility and dependence on the Lord.
Scripture passage: Deut. 1:1–8