Words from the Heart for Monday August 13th, 2018
Let this be recorded for future generations, so that a people not yet born will praise the Lord.
Psalm 102:18 (NLT)
Recorded for Future Generations
Once again the issue in this verse is stewardship. The Word of the Lord reminds us that our influence must reach far beyond ourselves. We are to even be mindful of those not yet born…This is to be applied to our immediate families but also to our nation. We are the link to future generations. It’s a powerful thought that our praise to the Lord can carry on to those we may never see.
The Canadian workplace of the future may look very different than it does today – and things are changing quickly. The workplace will be a mix of telecommuting, bringing down cubicle walls and allowing for more flexible desk assignment and work spaces. Employees will enjoy the freedom of working where and when they are most productive. More emphasis is placed on productivity and results and less about “”Have I seen you lately?”” Some employees may never have a dedicated workplace.
The Bible is the revelation of God’s nature and the record of His longing for relationship with His Creation and with every man, woman and child on earth. God’s plan in revealing Himself through His word, the Bible, is to ensure that the Truth might be passed down from one generation to the next. The Church of Jesus Christ is always just one generation away from extinction. This is impossible, of course, because the Church and the message of the Good News is God’s idea and He will never see His plan for the redemption of the world thwarted. But He ensured that His message be recorded so it could be shared with the next generation. King David understood this and wrote this in Psalm 102:18, “Let this be recorded for future generations, so that a people not yet born will praise the Lord.” Ultimately, the message of the Gospel is to call redeemed people to become worshipping people. God’s passion is that men, women and children from each generation will come into relationship with Him through faith in Jesus Christ, and begin to worship him. How are you sharing this with those coming behind you?
These have been words from the heart.