Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Psalm 102 - Stones of Remembrance

There are many passages in the Bible that tell how important it is to tell the generations younger than us about what God has done. The one I always use as an example is when the Children of Israel crossed the Jordan River on dry ground. God told them to have someone from each tribe to take a large stone from the middle of the Jordan River. They piled them up on the side of the river as a memorial of how God dried the river so they could cross. Joshua told them that when their children asked why there was a pile of rocks by the Jordan river they were to tell them the great things God did and how they crossed on dry land. (Lyndel's paraphrased shortened version of Joshua 3 - 4)

Psalm 102 says it this way.
18 Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD:

Verse 24 says that He goes on through all generations.
The verses following that tell how God created the heavens and the earth, that they will pass away but how He remains the same and will never end. then again the coming generations are mentioned.
28 The children of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you.”

What are you doing to make sure that your children and grandchildren know the LORD? Do you tell them the great things He has done in your life? Are you teaching them to love Him and follow Him? If you don't....who will?

Set up some rocks so you can tell your children and grand children how great the LORD is!

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