After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel. Judges 2:10
History is an accurate record of past events and experiences whether good or bad. Such experiences shape how we live today and give us a forecast of the future. When we choose not to remember the past, we inevitably repeat the same mistakes and even discard the things that brought blessings to us.
This is true in every aspect of life and more so with our spiritual lives. Moses walked with God and passed that legacy to Joshua and the Israelites. Joshua walked with God and passed the same legacy to the elders and Israelites that outlived him. The elders walked with God but somehow failed to pass the legacy to the next generation, and the result is the verse quoted above. History is not a record to be re-written or edited; but there are people everywhere who are choosing to rewrite history and give a ‘sanitized’ narrative. This is sad. The result? We are repeating the mistakes of the past. We have rejected God and we are seeing more selfishness, greed, immorality, murders, broken homes, godlessness, etc. But before you weep for your country, weep for yourself.
What legacy are you leaving for your children and this generation? Your children most likely will follow your footsteps. Are your steps on solid ground?
Author: Rev. Sunday Bwanhot
Rev. Sunday Bwanhot is EMS/SIM Missionary. He serves as Team leader of SIM Culture Connexions; Pastors of ECWA Chicago and ECWA USA DCC Chairman.