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Generation Gaffe

March 3

"... there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which HE had done ..."  Judges 2:10




"Is this not hauntingly biographical of a generation gone amuck ..."






Inexplicable, inexcusable, unforgivable, shameful, and outright tragic, all fail to express the profound implications of this verse.  "What advantage then hath the Jew? ... Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of GOD."  Only one generation had passed since Moses, how could they squander such a privileged place which GOD had entrusted to them?  Were they not the ones who committed with Joshua that: "... as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."  The results of failing to "train up" our children are predictable and the ensuing verses defy even the most naive: "And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, ... And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth ... they went a whoring after other gods, and bowed themselves unto them: they turned quickly out of the way ..."  Is this not hauntingly biographical of a generation gone amuck before our very eyes?  "There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.  There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.  There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.  There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men."

Where are the GOD fearing parents?  Where are the Christian school teachers ... the VBS and Sunday School workers?  Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O GOD, forsake me not; until I have shewed THY strength unto this generation, and THY power to every one that is to come." 

Do you find it difficult to keep a straight face while gasping with dismay at the graduate class of our own protégé?  HIS Mantle has been cast aside, and the spiritual wind chill of the GOD forsaken is increasingly brisk with each passing day.  Where are the aged who will pass the torch of HIS awe to this generation? 

"Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation."

For Love of Country
David Livingstone (1813-1873)
(Scottish Missionary to Africa)
"Great pains had been taken by my parents to instill the doctrines of Christianity into my mind, and I had no difficulty in understanding the theory of free salvation by the atonement of our SAVIOR; but it was only about this time that I really began to feel the necessity and value of a personal application of the provisions of the atonement to my own case.  The change was like that of colorblindness."

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