“Then they will not be like their ancestors—stubborn, rebellious, and unfaithful, refusing to give their hearts to God.” — Psalm 78:8
President Woodrow Wilson said, “Once in a generation, great change can be made.” If that is true, what should that change be in this generation?” Should it be our care for the environment? Should it be our concern of nuclear threat? What about the plight and relief for those who are homeless? Should it be our rescuing of the unborn from the murderous hands of abortionists?
These are all worthy challenges for our generation to face, but one change would go a long way toward correcting all of these abuses. It’s a change in this generation’s attitude toward God.
The psalmist told of a generation that did not set its heart on God. These were people who were not faithful to His commandments. He wrote to encourage a new generation to make a fundamental attitude change—one that could give stability to God’s people for years to come.
He urged them to set their hope on God, to remember His works, and to keep His commandments. And if they would teach these things to their children and their children’s children, they could provide a solid moral and spiritual foundation for future generations.
If you want your influence to last, put Jesus first. Let’s make sure that our heart is set on God. We cannot teach or give to others what we do not possess ourselves. The old hypocritical mindset: “Do as I say, not as I do” will not cut it with God! Let’s tell our children and grandchildren about God’s praiseworthy deeds. It’s a great change that can influence for good this generation and the generations to come.