Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Day Thirty-One Tuesday August 31st 2010

Day Thirty-One
Tuesday August 31st 2010

They will come and declare His righteousness to a people that will be born,
That He has done this.
-Psalm 22:31

Our fathers were tasked with the responsibility to tell us about Jesus. It was their job to instruct their sons and daughters in the ways of the Lord. If they fail, how were those sons and daughters supposed to instruct their sons and daughters? That’s what’s happened. A generation has failed to give proper instruction and our society has discovered the consequences like the son who left his father for prodigal living in Luke 15. This isn’t the first time. It breaks my heart that Noah was still alive when Abram was called out of Ur. Noah, who was rescued from the judgement of the wicked saw his children’s children walk away from the Lord. He was alive for the tower of Babel and years afterwards. I wonder how he spoke of the wicked in that day. He who built the ark and saw the wrath of God. Did the rainbow comfort him after every rain? They were not just people anymore, but his sons’ sons and their sons. He must have prayed fervently for mercy for those people.
But for us, we must tell people about what Jesus has done for them, “for whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?” (Romans 10:13-15) So go and tell them if you can go and send someone if you cannot. But tell your sons and your daughters. Whomever you have influence over is your responsibility. You cannot make them choose Christ, but you can give them the choice.

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