The Next Generation

Posted: 12th April 2015 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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nextgenEven when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come. Psalms 71:18

Husbands! Fathers! Men! Step up! Take hold of your responsibility as spiritual leader of your family and as head of your household. (Ephesians 5) For generations men have allowed their vision of providing a comfortable lifestyle to intercede and blur their leadership responsibilities and spiritual obligations to their family. This has led to conflict within our families and has created a generation of entitled, disrespectful, prejudiced children.

God is not a respecter of persons. (Romans 2:11) He does not prefer one race to another, favor the poor over the rich, love men more than women, or children more than the elderly. God loves and prospers those who follow His commandments, love His word, and have chosen His Son as their Savior.

Scripture plainly states that the young are to respect their elders out of “fear of God.” (Leviticus 19:32) But, are the elderly worthy of that respect? In today’s culture, respect is something that is earned, not freely given. We have created this behavior by our own neglect and disregard for God’s Word. If men would live out their biblical roles as good leaders – having respect for elders would not be an issue. Moreover, if men were all God wanted them to be, God’s Kingdom would exist on earth. But only one Man was everything God wanted. He was crucified, buried in a tomb, and by the power of His Heavenly Father, He rose from the dead. His name is Jesus.

While you still have God’s breath in you – you still have purpose! It doesn’t matter whether you are 3 or 103 years old. Today is all any of us are given. Show your love for Christ by being obedient to His commands. Love one another – without regard to age. Let’s be known as a generation of cheerful givers, then we will truly experience God’s love and blessing.

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