4 Minute Read + Scripture readings
Today’s Bible Reading:
Today’s Bible Verse(s):
Judges 2:10 (CSB): “That whole generation was also gathered to their ancestors. After them another generation rose up who did not know the Lord or the works he had done for Israel.”
Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s):
In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus has clearly told us to “go and make disciples.” That simply means that since we have a relationship with the Lord and are continuing to grow in our understanding in how that plays out in our lives, we are to take what we have learned and teach it to others so that they can teach it to others.
After all, it only takes one generation that didn’t disciple the next generation to create a culture that doesn’t know the Lord.
And this is exactly what we see in our verse for today.
Judges 2:10 (CSB) “That whole generation was also gathered to their ancestors. After them another generation rose up who did not know the Lord or the works he had done for Israel.”
Parents didn’t teach their children. Leaders didn’t teach their followers. And Joshua apparently didn’t disciple the next leader of Israel as Moses had discipled him.
So, that begs the question: Who are you discipling? Who are you meeting with to help them grow in their understanding of the Christian life and the blessings of following and obeying Jesus?
As Christianity declines in America, we should not wring our hands in despair. We should simply become more intentional about doing the very thing that Jesus commanded us to do – make disciples.
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Lord Jesus, You have told me to make disciples. I don’t have to go on a mission trip to do that. I can obey in my own church and my own home. My family members, younger members of my church, and other folks I know are potential candidates for who I can disciple/mentor. Help me to take Your command seriously and find the joy in making disciples.