SUNDAY September 2, 2018
Doing Right in Your Own Eyes
When all that generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation arose after them who did not know the Lord nor the work which He had done for Israel.
The Book of Judges revealed the people’s philosophy: In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes (Judges 17:6). Everyone was humanistic; Israel no longer had any conviction or integrity. The only reason they came back to the judges and prophets was because they did not want to suffer oppression––the consequences of God’s wrath. However, God’s grace and love was always there for the nation of Israel.
When God gave the nation of Israel judges, they would repent of their sins; but what I find incredible is that every time a judge would die, they would go right back into sinning. In the Book of Judges there was a generation that arose who did not know the Lord. There was no respect and no real heart for God among the people. In the Book of 1 Samuel,
the people of Israel were still idolatrous and disobedient to the Lord.
I think we are living in a generation where many children still do not know the Lord. Why? Their parents have not been faithful in spending time teaching them about the Lord. Children can grow up in the Church with knowledge of God, but do they really know the True God, the Living God––Jehovah Yahweh.
Children will know God is real by watching the lives of their parents. They are living examples to them in the home, but if you do what is right in your own eyes in front of your children, then do not be surprised if they grow up not following the Lord.
Let no Christian parents fall into the delusion that Sunday school is intended to ease them of their personal duties. The first and most natural condition of things is for Christian parents to train up their own children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
~C. H. Spurgeon~
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