From Generation to Generation
Have you ever sat and talked to your parents or grandparents about days past and how they grew up? What was it like "back in the day", so to speak? As I age I find their stories interesting. I wish I could give my grandparents a call or text, but they are all gone. Now their stories live in my heart. God played a big part in their lives as they lived out Scripture before me. They taught me how to pray and give thanks to God in every situation. We can learn so much by our generations past. It's paramount to staying on the path that leads to success; storing up treasures in our heart that will not rust or corrode (Matthew 6:20).
Moses would teach the people the inspired Words of God. God's great acts had not been seen " with their own eyes" as with the first generation. God's acts would be "seen" through Scripture. It was to be through Moses words that the acts of God would be put before their children. How do we fare as parents, grandparents, or godparents these days? Do we teach our children how to store up for themselves treasures that will impact their lives for eternity? Or have such things gone by the wayside? Deuteronomy 11:18 states that we should lay up the Word of God in our hearts and in our soul. We are to teach them to our children, talking of them whether we are at home or away, when we are getting ready for bed, or taking a walk. Even when texting we could slip one in on them. In other words, at all times.
Laying up treasures that will last for eternity is found in God's Word. May we learn from generations past and teach our children to find eternal treasures in the One who gave us life.
Lord, thank you for the eternal treasures in our hearts. Thank you for your Word that is above every word, Jesus Christ. For He is the Word and in him is eternal life. May we teach our children to fear God. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.