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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

In His Word Wednesday: Judges 2:10

Judges 2:10
When all the generations had been gathered to their fathers, another generation arose after them who did not know the Lord nor the work which He had done for Israel.

This verse has a very important lesson. It speaks of a generation who did not know the Lord. Why do you think they didn't know the Lord? They were not taught. They didn't have the blessing of seeing the works of the Lord as their ancestors did, and if their parents and grandparents did not share these stories with them, of course they would not know.

As a child, I remember prayers being said, Christmas being celebrated for its true meaning, and stories of the Bible being told in our classrooms. We no longer have that benefit. I'm not saying that our children should be taught about their faith in schools. I just want to point out that we no longer have that benefit, so the responsibility falls solely on the church and the home. I believe learning and understanding the Scriptures is, often times, best learned under the shepherding of a pastor, but parents bare the sole responsibility of teaching and molding their children's faith. Take time to study the Scriptures and put them into practice in your daily life.

As our world slowly turns away from the Lord, remember that generations to come will need to know of Jesus' love and saving grace. The greatest thing you can do for your children is to give the them the strong foundation of Jesus so that they may weather the many storms to come.


  1. This post is true!

    I am doing my part to share with the next generation.

    Vacation Bible School was a wonderful experience and my 7 year old grandson was totally enthused. In all his pictures there he was listening intently as were the other kids. VBS may be a short lesson, but it is one that kids will remember well into their lives.

    Today I am going for day 2 of taking our church youth on a swimming outing. Yesterday there were 15 kids ages 3 - 15 and 2 adults. I had the deep end and my friend who is 11 years older than me had the shallow end. Those kids will remember going swimming and that grandma's were the ones who took them. Hopefully when they are grandma's they will do the same for the youth of the church.

    Have a blessed day!

    Time to make snacks and get ready to be the lifeguard!


  2. What you are doing is wonderful. We had a successful VBS too. Saturday is a family mission trip to Hamilton, OH. We have 30 youth going on this trip. Then at the end of the month is a lock-in.

  3. church is important, but like you said, parents are the ones that will have to answer for teaching their own children. and that includes at home and finding a good bible-believing church home.

  4. Where I live scripture is taught in public schools but it is under threat from people who don't think it is fair.

  5. In my experience it has sometimes been a bit scary to leave the teaching up to the church ie. sunday school, because there is such a desparate need for teachers that sometimes they take anyone there is....and it may not be the right person for our children. At the very least we should have conversations with our kids to make sure what they are being taught is biblically correct.

  6. I was looking above to Hannah's post and when I lived in Australia for a short time in 98-99 I was surprised that it was still okay to talk about God in the public schools over there . .matter of fact I thought it was amazing! Here in the United States as you mentioned we don't have that advantage anymore. It's shame we have lost those freedoms here. And you are right . . .if we don't share God's love with others . .who will?

  7. This is my deepest prayer, that by word and example I teach my children and grandchildren to know Jesus Christ. There are so many other distractions for them and it is a constant exercise of my own faith to believe that there will come that wonderful day of common faith among us.

    Thank you for this lovely post.

  8. I'm so encourage by your comments! It's wonderful to hear what others have experienced and are doing to share God's message with our children. Blessings to each of you and your families.


Thank you for reading my post. I enjoy hearing your thoughts. Tisha