After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel. Judges 2:10
Parents often have certain beliefs or ways of doing things. In their own hearts they know and understand why they believe or do those things. Very often their children are not told why there is that belief or action. It is just done inside the home with no training of the next generation.
As that occurs, the children forget about the belief or action, ignoring it because there is no known purpose.
After the generation of Israelites that came out of Egypt passed away, the next generation grew up not knowing God or what He had done for Israel.
Many children grow up in a ‘Christian’ home but are never told who God really is or what He has done. All they see is a ritual of going to church on Sundays and doing nothing more. Parents are more focused on the here and now, rather than the eternal.
As a result, children grow up not really knowing God. They walk away from the church and choose to follow the ways of the world. This can often occur while they still claim to be believers.
Every generation of believers has the responsibility to teach the next generation about who God is and what He has done in their lives. Jesus told the disciples to go out and make disciples. This starts in the home and works out from there to around the world.
The more disciples are made, the greater the chance of the next generation knowing, believing in and following God is. One must not allow any generation to not know about God or what He has done.
If you have not done so yet, know who God is and what He has done in your life. Have a personal relationship with Jesus on a daily basis. Make God a part of your daily life that all the world can see.
Next, regardless of your age or if you have children or not, there is at least one generation that is younger than you. Take the responsibility to train that generation on who God is. Talk about who God is and what He has done in your life.
Do not allow another generation to rise up that does not know Jesus as their Savior.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will tell others of what God has done for you; that you will disciples others in following Jesus; that God will raise up the next generation to follow Him; and that none will fall away from following Jesus.