Mentoring the Next Generation towards God-centered Worship

God speaks and works through generations, and it is in His desire to transfer His blessings from one generation to another. The scriptures below provide clear instruction from God on this matter, and if follow His instructions, we will be counted as righteous.

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. When the LORD your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build …

In the future, when your son asks you, “What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the LORD our God has commanded you?” tell him: “We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, but the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. Before our eyes the LORD sent signs and wonders—great and terrible—on Egypt and Pharaoh and his whole household. But he brought us out from there to bring us in and give us the land he promised on oath to our ancestors. The LORD commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear the LORD our God, so that we might always prosper and be kept alive, as is the case today. And if we are careful to obey all this law before the LORD our God, as he has commanded us that will be our righteousness.” (Deuteronomy 6:4-10, 20-25)

We are called to demonstrate the goodness of God to our children and the younger generation. Every word that proceeds out of your mouth should reflect the goodness, truth and faithfulness God has made known to you through your experiences with Him. There are countless things to be grateful for on a daily basis. May our lives be testimonies of His goodness.

Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you. (Deuteronomy 32:7)

We must make the presence of God our magnificent obsession in all interactions with others.

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:37-40)

You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:22-24)

God does not want His Spirit to remain concealed within us; rather, He entrusts His Spirit to us so that we may become responsible men and women who worship Him in Spirit and in truth.

God is looking for true worshipers who are willing to glorify Him with their giftedness. True worshipers always review the truth about themselves, knowing their sinful nature and thanking God for everything in their lives. They know their existence is the result of God’s grace.

Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place. (Psalm 51:5-6)