Generational Thinking


“Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord. They will proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn—for he has done it” (Psalm 22:30,31).

“Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come” (Psalm 71:18).

“…which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children…They would not be like their forefathers—a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him” (Ps. 78:5,6,8).

“Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord” (Psalm 102:18).

“May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation” (Ps. 109:13).

“One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts” (Ps. 145:4).

The prophets also made sure the faithful were mindful of the generations: “Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation” (Joel 1:3).

Truths regarding generational thinking:

  1. History and destiny merge.

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

Feasts “Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for generations to come” (Exodus 12:14).

Names used to mark generations

  1. It is all about family.

God is a Father, Jesus a Son. A wedding is coming.

End-time revival is a revival of the family (Malachi 4:5,6).

  1. Obedience is essential. Disobedience costs.

Jehu (2 Kings 10) and Hezekiah (2 Kings 20)

  1. Honor connects the generations.

presbys, senatus, sheikh We honor beauty, brains, braun

It was a sad day in Israel when “elders are shown no respect” (Lam. 5:12) and “the elders are gone from the city gate” (v. 14).

“Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord” (Lev. 19:32). One way to reverence God—respect elderly.

One of the curses for disobedience: “… “a fierce-looking nation without respect for the old or pity for the young” (Deut. 28:50).

  1. Warfare on the womb.