Judges 2:10-23 And all that generation also were gathered to their fathers. And there arose another generation after them who did not know the LORD or the work that he had done for Israel...
It's not uncommon anymore to run into someone, especially someone younger, and have them tell you they've never been to church before. Now that seems odd to me because when I was growing up most every kid in my grade school or high school went to church at least once in a while. But as we see here in Judges 2:10-23, it doesn't take long for us as a family, a church group or a country, to move away from God and as a result lose our foundation and bearings. "And all that generation also were gathered to their fathers. And there arose another generation after them who did not know the LORD or the work that he had done for Israel" (vs. 10); "They soon turned aside from the way in which their fathers had walked, who had obeyed the commandments of the LORD, and they did not do so" (vs. 17).
So what does Judges 2:10-23 show you about falling away from the Lord and His teaching? What about the importance of teaching others, and particularly the next generation, about following God? How are you, or can you, take an active part in keeping God's Word at the forefront not only with your own generation but with the younger generation as well? Tami W.
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