Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS
When we give into temptation, it will not only hurt us but it will hurt our future generations. When we sin, we are setting the example for others who will come after us. They will either learn from our ways and turn away or they will follow our ways and continue the sin. They will suffer either way because of our choices to give into temptation. We need to be certain that what we do will be a positive example to all people because what we do does make a difference.
Numbers 14:18 “The LORD is slow to anger and filled with unfailing love, forgiving every kind of sin and rebellion. But he does not excuse the guilty. He lays the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, please show us our sins today. Please reveal to us what we do wrong in Your eyes and help us to turn from it and live for You. We don’t want our future generations to suffer due to what we have done wrong. Guide us to the place where we are able to recognize our sin, resist temptation and live according to Your will. Help us today, Lord, to be the example You have called us to be for our future generations. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
What we do right may not always be remembered, but what we do wrong could effect others for a lifetime and beyond.
People better remember what others do wrong than when others do right.
Although we may not every see our future generations while we are on earth, we have the ability to make a difference for them by caring for the people who are with us right now.
Being a good person and living a Christian life isn’t just for our own good. It is for the lives of others to be changed as well.
When we are tempted to stay alone and to ourselves, we have to remember God’s plan for us. He wants us to get out into the world doing good things and telling others about Him.
Matthew 28:19a “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,” (NLT)