Thursday, April 24
Posted: Thursday, April 24
Verse of the day:
After that generation died, another generation grew up who did not acknowledge the Lord or remember the mighty things he had done for Israel. (Judges 2:10)
As Christians, we have the responsibility to pass down what we have learned of God and what God has done for us. Our knowledge and our experiences cannot be passed on by anyone else. We have to tell the next generation. It has been said that the church is just one generation away from extinction. This verse in Judges shows us the truth of this statement. It says that the younger generation did not “acknowledge the LORD or remember the mighty things he had done for Israel.”
We have a responsibility to tell our stories; to let the younger generation hear the things that God has done. We need to turn the TVs, computers, video games, and other distractions off and let our teens hear our stories. We need grandparents to teach our kids about “the good ole days” and tell of the things that God has done. We must keep reminding our teens, so that one day they can create their own experiences. If they don’t experience God for themselves, they will stop acknowledging him. They will have no real, first-hand knowledge of him.
Go today with the determination to tell your story. Do your kids know how you got saved? Do your friends know why you are a part of a church or why you have faith? Tell your story. Pass on what God has done and they will remember.
Pastor Shawn Follis // Student Ministries Pastor