Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Life In This Generation

Life In This Generation by Keith Cook

"Since no man knows the future, who can tell him what is to come?" Ecclesiastes 8:7

As we look around our modern culture we see several trends and patterns evolving.

1. Family Life is being tested and targeted. Educational institutions see parents as being a source of income for education, not partners in education. To marketing giants, adults and those who live responsible lives, are seen as being out of step and out of touch with modern life and culture. Media portrays our children and teenagers as possessing all of the knowledge and mental development that they need in order to make all of life's decisions for themselves. Their bodies, lifestyles, future, and well-being depends on their having the right to make decisions independent from their parents.

2. Civil unrest and uneasiness is rampant. Terrorists, gangs, drug dealers, addicts, criminals, protesters, media outlets, snipers, and internet chat-rooms all point to a brooding and explosive civil situation. Sin is running rampant, sin is running lives! Sin is running our society! Sin is also ruining lives! Sin is ruining our society!

3. Political turmoil is everywhere. Countries who were once allies are now at opposite sides of conflicts. Leaders are fighting economic, military, and popularity battles daily. Polls, public opinions, and political correctness all rule the day.

4. People are still open to the supernatural and spiritual. This is great news for those of us who know Christ! We have a great avenue to introduce the proper solutions to societies ills. We can introduce God's principles into family life, civil life, and political life. We can take Jesus out into our culture. It may be hard and it may be risky, but we can get an audience.

With this opportunity comes great responsibility. If we offer solutions and direction we had better be sure we are being guided by the Spirit of God, and not just religious culture. We had better be speaking the truth in love. We had better speak to all the needs of man and not just all the needs of the church.

We must direct our efforts to taking the whole Gospel to the whole man. Jesus came to earth, He lived, died, and rose again. He offers and provides life and peace for all who come to Him and follow Him.

Life in this generation is not any different from the past. The only difference is that this is our generation. We must serve it well.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you will serve your generation well and that your life will make an impact for Jesus Christ.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's GoCamp ministry that trains believers all over the world how to share their faith.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for February 27, 2016
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