Judges 2:10-12 After that generation died, another generation grew up who did not acknowledge the LORD or remember the mighty things he had done for Israel. Then the Israelites did what was evil in the LORD’s sight and worshiped the images of Baal. They abandoned the LORD, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They chased after other gods, worshiping the gods of the people around them. And they angered the LORD.
What happened and why did it happen? A whole generation grew up who did not acknowledge the Lord or remember the things He had done for them???? How is that possible?
The only thing that could have happened was that those who knew the Lord did not pass on to their children their knowledge of Him. How tragic! Here we have a generation of people who missed out on the things the Lord wanted to do for them because they were not taught to love the Lord, trust Him, and serve Him.
The greatest gift that we can leave our children and grandchildren is our faith. The responsibility for the spiritual lives of this generation falls on us. We must live a positive and victorious Christian life for them to imitate. We must instill within them a hunger for God’s Word by reading and talking about it before them. We must instill within them a desire for life in the church by our attendance and involvement. We must instill within them a desire to serve the Lord by our involvement in serving Him. How we live out our faith is seen by those who share our lives. No one can blame this generation for not embracing the faith if we don’t inspire them to do so by being examples worthy to be followed.