In Psalm 145:3-7 quoted below, (v 4) brings to mind the Book of Jonah, and the city of
. We see in Jonah that the whole city of Nineveh was saved from destruction because they called upon the name of the Lord. Yet, if we continue in our Bible, we find that the city years later was destroyed. Why was it that they accepted God, and then were finally destroyed? Nineveh
We as Christians are instructed to continue the cycle by declaring God to all: our siblings, and our children. We are to share our Salvation with all. We as Christians are to teach others about what we have received.
How do we to know “to teach” what has been given us if we haven’t studied our Bible? How do we know “what to teach” (concerning what has been given us) if we are not in Church, and under the Word of God?
Can I be presumptuous and tell you that you cannot teach what you do not know. Would you hire a high school dropout to teach Math or Chemistry to your children? Where then can we justify in our hearts that we are capable of leading our children without an understanding of God?
I suppose as we look at our community, our state, our nation, that we are becoming a
, a nation that is heading for total destruction. Have we gotten ourselves to the point where we (as individuals) doubt our own Salvation to the point of not willingly passing it on? Are we certain, (without doubt) that Heaven will be our Home? If so, why have we failed in the instilling of God into our children’s hearts? Nineveh
In Isaiah, we are told we are as “filthy rags” and that our iniquities have taken us away from God.
Are our sins keeping us from the ability to teach our heirs? If we surmise this is true, then we must determine to get back into God’s will. We must get under His Word and learn, and then teach our children and grandchildren. Have we done our job?
Bro. John R. E Chastain
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