A generation away from God-lessness

Occasionally in my Bible reading, certain verses leap out at me.  One of those verses is Judges 2:10, “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.”

This came on the heels of the death of Joshua and in the midst of the conquest of the Promised Land.  Problem was, the Israelites didn’t do what God commanded.  To be sure, there were some success stories, like Caleb who, after volunteering to take the dangerous giant-infested mountains, went in, killed them all, and lived happily ever after.  Well, not really ‘ever after.’  See Judges 2:10!

We often hear, “We’re a generation away from Godlessness in our country.”  The truth is, Biblically speaking that’s true.  We might not think that we are to voluntarily take on difficult tasks and kill the giants, but the truth is, we’re supposed to.

I’m not talking about people-giants.  I’m talking about the immoral giants of abortion, alcohol, bullying, cheating, evolution, fear-mongering, marijuana, pornography, same-sex marriage, and any number of other like things that you’re probably thinking about right now, because…  we are the generation that abhors these things.

We are the generation who still believes in the Great I AM.  We are the generation who bows before the King of kings and Lord of lords and worships.  We are the generation who lives and breathes and cherishes the Word of God.

We are the generation who has the responsibility to secure the land for our children and crush the giants that threaten our progeny’s life, liberty, and happiness.

Someone once said, “We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”  (Ephesians 6:12)

We are the warriors, the soldiers, the only ones equipped to take a stand against the giants of the land so that when the smoke clears and the dust settles, and having done all, we and our children are still standing.  Not my words but Paul’s, in Ephesians 6:13.

So lead.

Volunteer.

Uplift.

Stand strong.

Have courage.

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