Thursday, March 31, 2011

They Forgot to Pass it On

After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel. 
Judges 2:10

How can this be????

Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds.  Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.  Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.  Deuteronomy 11:18-20

God instructed the Israelites to pass on His commands to their children.  They weren't just supposed to make sure that everyone had a copy of the law, but they were instructed to talk about God's words.  God said to write His words on the doorframes of their house, so that every time they entered, they thought of Him.  God was supposed to be a part of their everyday lives.  He gave them this command so future generations would always know God and what He had done for them.  But they forgot to pass it on.

What are we doing to make sure our future generations know about God and what He has done for us?  We should be teaching our children about God.  They should see us living in relationship with Him.  We can't just hope that our family will serve the Lord, we must be intentional about it.

This is a message that God wants to get across, because not only did He lay it on my heart, but I just read three blogs about this very thing:  Sweet Blessings, The Watered Soul, and Ordinary Inspirations.  If we want our children and grandchildren to follow God, we must be deliberate in teaching them about Him.  We must pass it on!


  1. Wow girl! We had the same thing on our heart this morning. Great post! We need to pass it on!

  2. I am trying so hard to be more intentional about teaching my children about God. He has really been speaking this to me lately. Great post!

  3. Amen, we need to pass it on! Jenifer is right, we have to be very intentional about it... the days pass so quickly, if we're not constantly thinking about how to relay Him to them throughout our lives the opportunity will be gone! Great post Lisa!

  4. Lisa, as I read your post I thought to myself that's exactly what I've been reading. Those passages really stood out to me. I look forward to getting to know you. I'm your newest follower. God bless.

  5. That's right! We can't wait on someone else to teach our kids about Jesus--we have to be the ones to do it! You don't have to be a bible scholar. Just live out your faith for them to see!

  6. Amen Lisa! This is something I've been working diligently on with my boys, and pray that I'm getting through to them.

    Have a Blessed Day!