“Therefore you shall love the LORD your God, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always.” (
I can be so forgetful. When I make an appointment, I put it into my phone with all kinds of alarms to go off—along with the details of who, where, when, why, and the like. Just yesterday, I needed to go to the store for three things and could only recall one of them. It later dawned on me what it was, so, lest I forget again, I took a sharpie and all I had in the car to write on—a napkin—and made myself a note lest I forget once more! An old fellow was asked, “Do you believe in the hereafter?” His reply was, “Oh, yes! I walk to the other end of the house to get something and by the time I get there, forget and ask, ‘What am I here after?’”
The congregation addressed has reached maturity. They have seen the mighty hand of God at work. They are called to remember, and then to relay that baton of truth to their children. Each generation must be faithful to transfer their testimony to the next one. Do not drop the baton or the team will lose the spiritual race! We have the privilege and responsibility of preparing the children and youth of today for their leg of the race tomorrow—and then as we complete ours, to cheer them on as they take off down the track. I cannot understand why it is always such a chore to get church folk to work in the nursery, teach youth Sunday School, or help with
. God takes it seriously and we should! Vacation
They would come into a God-blessed land. If
would be obedient, they
would continue to experience those blessings, but, they are warned turning away
into sin would bring God’s displeasure and with it, His discipline. My generation grew up in such a place called Israel , but we
have not taught our children well, and the results are what seems to be impending
judgment—if we are not in it already.
There is no enemy within our gates or outside our borders, we would need
to fear if we would fear God. Failing in
that, we have every right to expect the blessing to turn to cursing, and from being
the victor to become the vanquished.
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. What is God saying to you today—again? This is a note to remind you. America