In the old days, people consistently went to church. Some went to church out of religious obligation, some went because their parents told them to, and some went in a desperate attempt to get something from God. Regardless of the reason, they positioned themselves to consistently hear the Word of God. By consistently hearing the Word of God, they were able to pass their knowledge and understanding of the Word to their children.

Today, the world has given people more opportunity to be “successful” through better education, employment, and more money than our ancestors could ever dream. With this “success,” there seems to be a generation that doesn’t need God. They may be okay with the idea of God, but there’s no desire for relationship and knowledge of God because there’s no need for God to better their already “successful” situation.

As this generation gets older, they want to tell their children about the loving God they heard about as a youth, but because of their lack of knowledge, they have limited information to pass on to their children. Therefore, the next generation becomes even more ignorant of God and more dependent on the world’s system for their “success.”

As some of us know, there are areas in our lives that our external success can’t reach. There are pains and difficulties we face that only the Word of God can handle. So let’s hear the Word of God on a consistent basis in order to edify ourselves and teach the next generation about the grace, goodness, and power of our God.

Colossians 2:6 Therefore, just as you have received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him, established in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, which are based on human tradition and the spiritual forces of the world rather than on Christ.