IMG_0478In Judges 2:10 I find a very unsettling passage. You have to read between the lines a little bit, but let me see if I can help with what I am seeing.

This is after Joshua has passed away but God is continuing his covenant with the people of Israel. In verse 8 we find that Joshua has died. But verse 10 is where the interesting thing happens. Listen to verse 10; “After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord not what he had done for Israel.” This new generation did know about God! How does this happen? How quickly it happened too!

You see if this generation did not know about God, that would mean that they were not told about him. They did not have the Bible to read on their own, they needed to be told and taught about the covenant God made with them. But they weren’t! No one sat down with them and told them the stories of Abraham, Moses, the crossing of the Red Sea. Now before we say that it wasn’t their fault, that they didn’t listen to the Lord, God did send Judges to them and they ignored them. But I am more concerned about this missing generation. This generation of people who did not feel that it was important to share the stories of God which show his covenant and love for them.

When I look at our lives here today, I see so many people who not only do not believe in God, but also have never heard about Him, I wonder how close we are to this missing generation I mentioned before. How close are we to waking up one day realizing that we did not do our part in spreading the Gospel message, or simply taking our kids to church so they may be taught about this love of God.

Don’t be part of the missing generation, talk to your kids and grandkids about God, bring them to church and Sunday School, talk to others at work, sporting events or other social gatherings because their eternal lives depend on it.