Todays reading is from Judges 2:10-13  (NIV)

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.  Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord and served the Baals.  They forsook the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They aroused the Lord’s anger  because they forsook him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths.

Joshua, and those who had been appointed elders of Israel, passed away. This new generation that grows up does not know the Lord, and has not experienced his presence. There was a challenge that was put to Joshua's generation - to teach their children about God. The family unit is one of the most effective mechanism's of teaching the truth of God from generation to generation. Parents - your responsibility to your children and to God is great! Children - your responsibility to your parents and to God is great! Love each other and remember together who God IS!

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