“We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.” (Psalm 78:4)
As I listen to the news and read the daily paper in 2019, I am left wondering if we as a people could make the statement of verse 4. Church membership continues to shrink, and Christian morality continues to decline. I don’t wish to be so pessimistic, but it frightens me to think that the next generation might not know about the glorious deeds of God.
As a nation, we have separated ourselves from God and banned Him from all but a few places in our society. When you move God out, you open the door for Satan. That is the way it is and how it has always been. God leaves the schools, and academic centers and atheistic teaching replaces Him. God leaves the halls of Congress, and profane behavior and legislature appear where Biblical principles once ruled.
History shows that when a nation turns its back on God nothing good results. We cannot say, “God bless America” and tell Him to leave with the same breath. A quick check of the Bible shows that God does not bless the unrighteous and sinful nations. We have become a nation of Herods, willing to kill babies to advance our own agenda. We lie and cheat and require a host of lawyers because we are so dishonest. Our leaders laugh in the face of God and deny His existence.
Moses got into trouble because he tried to take God’s place. He lost the privilege of the promised land because he put himself on an equal with God. What will happen to an America who tells God He isn’t needed anymore?
Task for Today: Ask yourself this question, “What am I doing to ensure the coming generation knows about God and who He is?” Determine today that you will do all you can to teach the next and the next generation so that they can set their hope on God.