12 of 22 from Psalm 119
Looking at the phrase, “unto all generations,” I thought of Jonah and what he preached to the City of
. Our Bible tells us: “from
the greatest of them even to the least” believed God. Nineveh
Jonah’s message from God was short and to the point.
His message was: either get with God’s “program,” or be destroyed. (It is amazing how God uses The Holy Spirit to lay conviction on the heart of man.)
(at that time) was saved from destruction. Nineveh
Our text also tells us that God’s Salvation is “unto all generations” (not just the generation that is spared.)
failed to follow “their
Salvation.” (Their next generations never
heard about Salvation, consequently, Nineveh was eventually destroyed.) Nineveh
Christian, there is a lesson in this for us today. If we are honest, we may see we are not “passing our Salvation” on to our next generation. We may be more interested in “a growing church and a pretty building.” (And with an increased revenue and a decreased debt.) It seems we may not be interested in Glorifying God, just in glorifying ourselves. Christian, I am not speaking about all Churches. However, I am not excluding your Church.
As Christians, we need to look at our nation as a
(Again, with an honest heart.) I know
many believe “our Nation is okay.”
However, we need “a Jonah” to preach to our Nation, (to get us back to
where God has guided us. Nineveh
We as Christians stand back and watch “the minorities” destroy not only our Bible, but also our Nation. We must be the ones who repeat Jonah’s message. We must be certain that our family, our neighbors, our co-workers, and all we meet have heard the message Jesus preached, His Gospel.
Christian, it is our task to get ourselves back in God’s Will. We must pray for our Church, and for our Nation.
This verse is for believers, no one else. It states, “If my people, which are called by my name.” If our Church is becoming more liberal, (as is our nation,) we must do as the people of
. We must accept God’s Will, and send “our”
Salvation “unto all generations.”
We must put aside our pride, get to our knees, and pray. We must pray believing that God will respond
to our heartfelt prayer. Seek Him with a
repentant heart, (a heart that has turned “from their wicked ways.”) Nineveh
We can be assured, (if all Christians will follow
Chronicles 7:14,) God will respond in the manner we
Have you put away your pride? Are you on your knees begging God to help your Church, your Pastor, and our Nation’s needs? Are you seeking God? Are you in a Worship Service on a regular, faithful basis?
Christian, have you turned from your evil ways? Now is the day, the hour. It is time to be on your knees.
Bro John R. E Chastain