AFFECTING THIS GENERATION AND FUTURE GENERATIONS
He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. They would not be like their ancestors— a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him. —Psalm 78:5-8
Discipleship is just teaching others, whether they are our flesh and blood children or others, what God has taught us. This is stated above and in Matthew 28:20—“teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” The principle is also seen in II Timothy 2:2— “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkunT7BYCqw
This is what we as followers of Jesus are to be about. Are we one of those reliable people teaching others what we have been entrusted with? When was the last time we sat with an individual or group sharing God’s Word with them and how He has impacted our life? Or, when was the last time we even told someone about Jesus? Have we at least handed a tract, gospel, New Testament or Bible to someone recently— the written Word in some format that can point them to Jesus? Anyone can do that, but are we taking the time to do so?
Dear Father, please help me point others to You for salvation and to mature in You. Yes, may I be faithful in this by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.