How do children learn to be responsible?
How do they understand what to do concerning strangers, or what to do in case of fire?
How do they learn to drive and how to deal with money, so they pay their bills on time?
How do they grow up to become functioning adults?
We teach them.
So then, how do children learn about God? How can they know about Jesus and that they need a Savior?
The answer is the same. We need to teach them.
Unfortunately, this information doesn’t always get taught. Increasingly, the Bible is left on a coffee table and never opened. Conversations about who God is are not happening. Family devotions and Bible study are rare. fewer and fewer people are attending church.
If we want the next generations to understand about God and His Word, we MUST teach them. David knew this was vital. “One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They tell of the power of your awesome works—and I will proclaim your great deeds. They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.” Psalm 145:4-7
How will the next generations know unless we tell them?
It is our responsibility, but also our privilege to teach those coming behind us about the Lord. May we never forget to do that.
Lord, help me to use every opportunity to teach my children, grandchildren, and all those I am in contact with about You. It is the most important information they will ever learn.