EBENEZER: STONE OF HELP
Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the LORD: look to the ROCK from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug. Isaiah 51:1
He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, THAT THE NEXT GENERATION MIGHT KNOW them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, Psalm 78:5-11
God is a generational God. While He works in my life now, He also thinks five generations ahead. He loves families and they are His first plan for spreading His truth.
I REMEMBER the Lord and all He does, but I must also share with the generation to come the truth of His power.
I not only REMEMBER the many beauties of the Lord’s character and work, I should also to show those to my children.
I must study and REMEMBER His Word, plus I must also teach It to my family.
I pass what I know of Jesus on so they will REMEMBER, and then teach them to their own children. From one generation to the next, God’s truth should flow.
Never has telling our children and grandchildren the truth of the Lord been more important. If we don’t TELL THEM, who will? As the opposition becomes more vocal and truth becomes more sequestered from public discussion, our responsibility grows.
Our Creator began time with a family, and He has continued to work through that foundational unit. Even if tragedy has struck your family, if a parent has died or left, if kids have abandoned the Lord, if your home’s unhappy, EVEN THEN your family is still the Lord’s plan to build His church. He who Fights For You and Gives You Joy will work in and through your family when you submit it to Him.
But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever; you are REMEMBERED throughout all generations. Psalm 102:12
PRAYER: Oh Lord of the generations, You rule above every person ever born. Please help me share You and Your amazing truth to the generations that come after me.
REMEMBER the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles and the judgments he uttered, ... REMEMBER his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations. 1 Chronicles 16:12, 15
PRAYER: Oh Lord, I never want to forget Your amazing work. From Creation, to parting the Red Sea, to miraculous victories and healings, to conquering death— You are above all else. May Your truth flow to my generations now.
How do you share God’s truth with the younger generations? Ask the Lord and then write down His ideas.
What areas of family life are difficult? Ask Jesus into that.
Give your family to the Lord and ask Him to use it.
All Scripture from the ESV. Emphasis added.
Tomorrow on Day 28 we will remember the God wants kids to know Him.
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