“One generation shall tell of Your works to another and shall declare Your mighty works.” Psalm 145:4
” They shall tell of the Lord to the next generation. They shall come and declare His righteousness to a people yet to be born that He has done it.” Psalm 22:30
” Then, we your people, the sheep of Your pasture will give thanks forever, we will show forth and publish Your praise from generation to generation.” Psalm 79:13
” The older women are to teach the younger women…” Titus 2:4
I think we have made this command much more difficult than it really is! God says we must pass Him and His works and His Word on to those who come after us. Of course, we first must know Him, for we can not pass on what we do not know. We must know His wonderful work of salvation and God’s on- going sanctification in our lives. We must also truly believe in the power and life of His Word. But we are to obey this command!
To whom do we pass it on? Well, first of all, if you are a parent, you must pass it on to your own children. First and foremost, God wants us to teach of Him to those with whom He has entrusted us. Friends of your children that hang out at your home will catch this teaching also. As grandparents, you too have a role, though not primary, to teach God to your grandchildren. Then we must pass on God’s Truth to those who have not heard; whose own families did not teach God and His ways and word. We must be spiritual moms to those. If you do not have children, ask God for those spiritual children, who need you to share your life with them.
So now you may say, I am not qualified to do this. I will leave it to the church, the teachers and pastors, the Christian school to pass it on. All of these are secondary to what God has called us to do first…especially with our own children. What qualifies us?
Do you have the Holy Spirit living with you?
Are you a mother?
Are you an older woman, not as much in age, but you are just a little further along in your Christian walk than another?
Have you learned lessons from life experiences, both the successes and the failures?
Do you have a heart to pass on God’s Word and His mighty works in your own life? Why not?
None of us have it all together. We all need Jesus each and every day. We each have our own path, but we can encourage others along the way and point them to the Author and Finisher of their faith. (Hebrews 12:2)
What are the rewards of passing it on?
Nothing blesses me more than seeing my children teach their children in the ways and words of God.
Nothing refreshes me more than to see God’s Word received by a new believer with great enthusiasm.
Nothing is more important than sharing in that which is eternal; the Word and Love of God.
Nothing is more satisfying than knowing I have obeyed my Father.