Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Godly Generation

Psa 78:8 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation
that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God

The desire of parents is always that their children have a better world and a better chance than they had.

In this verse, the Psalmist bemoans previous generations characterized by stubbornness and rebellion. Their hearts were not right with God and their spirits were not solidly with God.

I'd like to pass down a better world to my kids and a better heritage for them to emulate. However, our present generation is best described in the New Testament, Phil 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Our nation is just that in this generation, crooked and perverse.

It is by no accident that some kids "turn out right". It takes diligence, care, love, discipline, prayer and much wisdom and in the end, they must make the proper choices to be part of a generation that honors God and seeks Him whole-heartedly.

I pray that the next generation would have the example and all the tools they need to choose godliness and to stand for what is right.

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