Listen to this passage from the book of Judges…
“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 (NIV)
This verse scares me. The truth is I live in a culture that for the most part does not know God, nor can recall the faithfulness He has shown to His people. It isn’t that I live in a culture that doesn’t know about God, or is not familiar with religious systems, but rather a generation that doesn’t know God the way Jesus explained. In John 17:3 Jesus prays, ” Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” So if this in fact is true, what needs to be done to stop this?
There is a remnant today that is rising up and redeclaring the truth of the gospel. Not for political gain or simply for social change, for both of these goals fall flat if they are the chief end. The remnant is declaring His salvation to a lost and hurting world. They are proclaiming Jesus and His unconditional love as the only hope for the people of this planet. The truth that GOD SO LOVED, HE STILL DOES, AND IT CHANGES EVERYTHING!
As I prayed this morning I asked God to use Good Life Church to ensure that Judges 2:10 can never be said of the generations that follow us. May Good Life be a people that helps the world come to know Jesus and have a practical understanding of both His Truth and Grace.