FEBRUARY 1 – ANOTHER GENERATION
Judges 2:10 And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.
Another generation arises behind us. How well have we raised and taught this younger generation? Are we so well established in the truths of Gods Word that we can teach our children. The rise of the generation behind me is a grave concern. I see those that have been raised in church all their lives by well grounded parents, even preachers and pastors that have left the plain doctrines taught in the Bible go astray into liberal churches and mitigated the ordinances that Jesus gave the church.
Do we not think that Jesus meant what He said? Are we not emphasizing Gods Word to our children or have we put to much emphasis on the things of the world and those things are beginning to take pre-eminance in our life and the life of the children? Maybe we are pursuing religion instead of developing a relationship. A relationship would lead us to the importance of walking with God and teaching our children to walk with God. Is there any parent that has been blessed to realize that Jesus died for them to give them everlasting life that would deny their children that opportunity by allowing them to skip being at church and hear the salvation message?
Two reasons our churches are declining. Members not willing to go to a lost and dying world. It is natural to talk football, baseball, the weather, family and health. Natural comes from the natural man. The spiritual condition of a person is the last concern. The spiritual condition is most important. The second, we have not prepared our children to accept Christ as Savior and receive baptism as identifying with Christ. We have not prepared them for membership in a Church that Jesus built and accepting the responsibility of being an active member.
Our children are not too young to understand the doctrines that are unique to Gods Word and Bible believing Landmark Missionary Baptists. May we be diligent in teaching the Bible.