Sunday, April 08, 2007

Devotions 08-04-07

Ps 78:5-8
For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers, that they should teach them to their children, that the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, that they may arise and tell them to their children, that they should put their confidence in God, and not forget the works of God but keep His commandments, and not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that did not prepare its heart, and whose spirit was not faithful to God.

There is so much in these four verses about what God expects of us and what we should do with the generations that follow us. We must not get so busy in our own world of serving the Lord that we forget to minister to the next generation. They must carry on what we have learned and pass it on to their generation. A very clear mandate on reproduction not just physically but spiritually as well. To reproduce physically is only half the task God has given us. We must also reproduce spiritually.

God establishes a testimony first and then gives us commandments to obey that will help us in our reproducing of Godly values to the next generation. These values are to put their confidence in God and to trust Him for all their needs. Not to rely on their strength but on God's. They must find ways to not forget the works of God which He is constantly doing in our world and for us personally. He has graciously given us commands that we must obey if we are going to be successful at the task God has given us.

We must be a generation that prepares our hearts in prayer and meditation and have a spirit that is faithful to God. I must have this in my life and seek to reproduce this in the lives of my children and grandchildren both physically and spiritually.

Today is Easter and it has been a very good day in many ways. God, You have allowed us to see some fruit of Your working through us in the lives of those we came to share Your truths with. Lord thank You for the privilege of being here these many years and to see what You have done through us. What a wonderful gift to us to see Your work in the lives of others. Lord, help me to seek to apply these truths to my life in the days and months ahead. I give You all the glory and praise.


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