Teach Diligently

Re:Verse reading–Judges 2:1-3, 6-22 (day four)

Israel had disobeyed the Lord.  They had not driven all the peoples from the land.  God judged their disobedience by refusing to fight their battles for them.  Israel’s disobedience would have long lasting effects.

One of the saddest commentaries though is found in verse 10.  “All that generation (Joshua and the Elders who served with him) also were gathered to their fathers; and there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord, nor yet the work which He had done for Israel.”  What had happened to Israel?  In Deuteronomy 6:7, it says, “You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.”  Israel had failed to teach the future generations about the Lord.

What about us?  Are we teaching our sons and our daughters about the ways of God and to know Him personally?  Do we consider “religion” to be so personal that we fail to teach the truth to those behind us?  Love the Lord and teach diligently!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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