Judges: Day 2

Sin and Judgment

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Today's Text: Judges 2:1-23, Deuteronomy 4:9, 2 Timothy 2:2

Scripture Reading: Judges 2:1-23, Deuteronomy 4:9, 2 Timothy 2:2

In Judges 2, we read about two generations of Israelites: the Joshua generation and the post-Joshua generation. Joshua’s generation was faithful. Scripture says, “The people worshiped the LORD throughout Joshua’s lifetime and during the lifetimes of the elders who outlived Joshua. They had seen all the LORD’s great works He had done for Israel” (Judges 2:7).

However, the post-Joshua generation was not faithful. After Joshua’s death and after the death of the elders who outlived him, this generation rose up as one who “did not know the LORD or the works He had done for Israel.” Therefore, they “did what was evil in the LORD’s sight” (Judges 2:10-11).

One generation had witnessed the great works the Lord had done for His people on their journey to claiming the promised land—the other had not. Because of this, this new generation turned from God to worship idols instead.

In graduate school, I had a good friend who was an atheist. We often talked about faith and Christianity. He thought it was odd that Christians felt the need to gather together once a week. “If the whole Jesus story is really true,” he said, “why do you all need to gather once a week to remind each other of it?”

It was a good question. At the time, I didn’t have a good answer, but I think Judges 2 speaks to this question. When we don’t remember the works of the Lord, we turn from him, and because we are made for worship, we look for other gods to worship. Like the children of Israel began to worship the gods of the Canaanites, we may begin to worship the gods our friends are worshiping, or the gods the media tells us to worship. We can easily lose sight of the one true God.

This is why Christians gather each Sunday and tell the same story again and again. This is why we drink from the cup and eat the bread. Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19). He wanted us to remember, because He knew what would happen if we forgot.

I don’t know what happened between Joshua’s generation and the next. Did they stop telling the story of what the Lord had done? Did this generation not hear about the parting of the Red Sea? The manna? The cloud that led the people by day and the pillar of fire that led them by night? Did they not heed this charge in Deuteronomy?

Be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you don’t forget the things your eyes have seen and so that they don’t slip from your mind as long as you live.
Teach them to your children and your grandchildren.
-Deuteronomy 4:9

We don’t really know the answer. What we do know is one generation was faithful to God because they had seen what the Lord had done. The next generation was not, because they did not know what the Lord had done.

How grateful I am for those who’ve gone before me, telling their children of the great works the Lord has done. How thankful I am for those children, who then went on to tell their children about God, until the story trickled down through generations into a Church that is still gathering, still remembering, still passing the cup.

Lord, help us to remember your works and to never stop telling others about Your goodness. In continuing to worship You, the one true God, may we bring you glory, so the next generation might do the same.

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  • Renee Elkins

    I love that God has given us a reason to gather together…to remember. We need to be reminded of the story of Jesus and of the story of God regularly and within the context of community to share that memory and to celebrate His faithfulness as well as to experience the pain and trials of our family of God.

  • Tiarne Olsen

    Interesting question about why we gather once a week – I have a different answer. We gather, yes to connect with Jesus but we also gather to connect and grow in community. We weren’t meant to do life alone, the church isn’t the building it’s the people that come to worship. So I connect and gather many times a week with my friends, we have bible study, coffee catch up, church, movie night etc. I believe we grow in our continual connection to the church and the community, if I don’t have both, I find my life is less fulfilled!

  • Diane Haller

    Such a good reminder. We must tell the stories of God’s faithfulness to the next generation…both stories in the precious Word of God and how He has worked specifically in our families. Love this and am fueled by it to continue pressing on in proclaiming the faithfulness of the Lord to my kids and the generation all around me. ❤️

  • Paige Richardson

    We make “manna jars” which are glass jars with symbols or artifacts in them that remind us of when God has provided, delivered, or made a way where there was no way. This stays in our home to be seen often and a great thing to pass down to children.

    • Adrienna Purdy

      I absolutely love that! I met someone recently who does something similar and calls it an ebenezer jar.

  • Lydia Melton

    Our pastor once made a comment about how we don’t remember our great grandparents names because we don’t hear them enough! I think this is exactly the same. If we can’t remember our Immediate bloodline, how do we remember anything or anyone else like major events we didn’t experience and are taught in school.

  • Shawna-marie Bos

    This is so true, sometimes we have to drag ourself to church but we need it because there are so many different things or “gods” to worship so we have to focus on the our God. If we stop going we are quick to forget how much we truly need him.

  • KC Derond

    I find it so easy to be distracted by many other things going on that I stop remembering to worship our Lord. I pray that I always remember His awesome love and of the countless things He has done for people in this world. There’s so many amazing stories of His provision and guidance and miracles across generations and generations! Let this devotion be a reminder to constantly recount of His good works.

  • Beth Meagher

    And a celebration along with remembrance. Think a birthday, anniversary. A wedding. Did the elders do a poor job 9f transitioning authority or believe that there was no way the people could forget such magnificent grace and provision? Hmmm. Like ecclesiastes and my daddy used to say- nothing new under the sun.

  • Janna Becker

    This feels so true and so much of a warning. My parents generation followed God in a time in history where people did things radically (the 60’s and 70’s). My generation, Gen X, got so nihilistic and started this awful idea of ‘your truth, my truth’. I so much want to bring my kids up in the legacy of my parents. And to do that, I need to keep talking about what God is doing and has done for our family. They need to see this modelled as every day behaviour.

    • Jaime Lynn

      Janna, I feel the same way! I am grateful for godly grandparents, parents, aunts, and uncles that share the stories of how God has provided! When my eldest was 3 she would ask for stories about our family, which God showed me was a teaching opportunity about his grace and provision. I have yet to actually write them out (she is now 5, with a 2 year old sis), but I have been reminded of my plan to write out the stories – about how grandpa could have been crushed by the car that he was working underneath, but the jack caught it as the frame literally touched his chest, of when my single-mom grandma didn’t have food for Sunday dinner, and spend her last cents on gas to go to church, but God had provided for them when they came home from church, etc. I told my grandma how I recounted her story to my girls and even she didn’t remember that, but she had told me years ago before I was a mother. How important it is to me (especially now) that I write these stories out, so that one day, when I don’t remember them, they might be treasured by my grandkids!

  • Cassie Schneider

    Such an amazing reminder.❤️

  • Alyssa Ringo

    The part about this is why we gather every week and tell the same story really hit me hard- I haven’t been to church in forever…I’ve gotten an attitude and have thought many times “what’s the point”? This was a heavy reminder for me of its importance and I needed to hear it!

    • Julie Whitacre

      Alyssa, the Lord been encouraging me so deeply in this last few months, and He is showing me the unity of His one body. Regardless of what church group you find, He is willing and able to connect to you in a relationship with other brothers and sisters. Praying for you this morning, that you would be surprised by His leading and revelation of your incredibly precious and secure place in His body!

  • Amanda Armstrong

    ❤️

  • Tricia Cavanaugh

    I work the night shift now, and am just doing today’s readings. Wow. This touches my heart, and reading all of the comments, even more so.
    I have seen first hand what not sharing ones faith with the next generations can do. I wasn’t around for my children when they were growing up, and now they want nothing to do with Jesus. I know that the Lord can soften their hearts and break down walls so that they will trust in Him. My grandchildren, on the other hand, will know all about Jesus and what He has done for them. Please pray with me for this to happen. That my children will not suffer because of my younger stupidity, and my grandchildren will know and like be God also.

    • Ashlee R.

      I will be lifting you up in prayer Tricia. I have taken all three of my children to church all of their lives, but my oldest daughter (who is 18) is at a point in her life that she has completely rejected Jesus. It is so heartbreaking to see this, and I have often blamed myself for this. But I have a wonderful Christian husband and Chrisitan counselor that reminds me that I did the right thing by taking her to church, it is she who has made this decision for herself. Never stop praying, I know that Jesus can change anyone’s heart. God bless!

      • Jaime Lynn Cornelius

        Ashley and Trisha, take heart and hope! I am a 35 year old who returned to my relationship with the Lord after 10+ years of leaving the church and my connection with God. Looking back I can see how He still cared for me, protected me, and pursued me. Although I know that my relationship was real before I turned away from God, I have a renewed faith and an understanding of what it is to pursue my own interests and entertainment without God – how blessed I am to have had warriors praying for my prodigal return. I will pray for your broken hearts to have hope, for your persistent prayer life to deepen your connection with our Saviour, and for the timely return of your children to Him – knowing that He is pursuing them!

  • Melody Coney

    Makes sense. When we’re reminded of what God has done, we give Him the glory!

  • Sierra St John

    Lord, help me never forget your perfect love! This made me tear up. I pray these realities are never true of my life!! May the Lord never “leave” us because of our unfaithfulness. Thankful, once again, for a perfect Savior. Wow—so many good, deep and profound truths. Praising the Lord again today for His faithfulness and love!! Thank you for this study, SRT! ❤️

  • Lynn Johnson

    How easy it is for me to forget and let other idols creep in front of the Lord. A brilliant reminder to never forget what He has done for me.

  • Megan M.

    I love this passage. It is clear that generations must work together so that the people will continue to remember who God is and live for Him. I’m 25 and I have made a habit of finding elder mentors everywhere I go. I’d like to think that I’m one of many in my generation, but that isn’t the reputation we’ve garnered. Regardless, it doesn’t matter where the fault lies, because the consequence – forgetting who God is – is terrifying. As this devotional points out, we don’t know from this passage whether the younger generation failed to listen or the elder generation failed to tell. The only thing we know for sure is that we must not fail!

    • Annie Corson

      Wisdom! We have to have communication between generations. You nailed it when you said there has to be both listening and telling. Our generation is so prone to pride and believing that since we have so much knowledge at our fingertips with technology that we don’t need anything else. This lack of humility is what we have to battle because it stops us from seeking mentors and the wisdom of those who have gone before us. Your habit of finding mentors reflects your conviction that you don’t know everything and you need someone to help guide you; HOLD ON TO THAT! That humility is countercultural, and I pray it catches like wildfire in our generation.

  • Naomi LaBoo

    That is the best reason I have heard of why church is so important

  • Barbi Gardiner

    This devotion really hit home as well as explain the reason for telling this story. It is so easy to forget things.

  • Kaitlin Garrison

    This is always such a challenging passage for me to read because it reminds me that in this lifetime, we should not only seek to know and experience God for ourselves, but we MUST pass on all that we see and know about God to the next generation. It’s ultimately a charge to discipleship. I know I am so greatdul for the many people who have passed down stories about Christ to me, and I must do the same.

  • i have witnessed the Lord doing amazing rescues in my life and that of my family and yet I still find myself in a panic at the first sign of a trial. In Judges, I can see myself……then I see the True once for all Rescuer who lifts my head and reminds me to be still in Him. He reminds me of His faithfulness when I’m so weak in my chaos. Iove my KING!

  • Jennifer Martin

    What a beautiful reminder!

  • Kimberly Saquing

    Looking forward to this study with all of you! I am so grateful we live in a period where we have the Holy Spirit within us. Spirit, continue to nudge and lead my wandering heart to be faithful only to you!

  • Caroline

    Its so interesting to me how similar we can be to the Israelites. We are surrounded by other gods daily. We are constantly tempted to replace our true God with false idols that seem so important at the time. By reminding ourselves daily of the grace and goodness our Father offers, its helps me remember why no idol can even come close to be deserving of our worship. We truly have an incredible Father who is more than deserving of every ounce of worship we have to offer him!

    • Sylvia

      Right! I completely agree. It’s easy to be harsh on the Israelites until we remember how similar we are to them. It’s truly humbling and a way to avoid their path. The beauty of it is how God continues to show them mercy. I love the connection of this story to the bigger story of Jesus and his redemption of us.

  • Mashell Baker

    Such an amazing reminder of how important it is for not only me to be in the word but to pass it along to my children, husband, family and friends. May I be a generation that remembers our Lord and may I weave Him into every conversation.

  • Heathef Schablik

    Love this reminder to stay in His word daily, because drifting away is the first step toward giving room for the enemy to strike. And definitely a great push to get my daughters in the word daily, too.

  • Heidi Jones

    Such a good reminder of why it is important to teach our children of God’s faithfulness to us. God has done so much for us corporately, but also individually.

  • Heather Farris

    Every time my husband and I forgo going to church on Sunday we are humbly reminded by the word of God on the day we return. I stopped believing it was a coincidence and started believing it was God reminding me of where we should be and who we should be worshipping.

  • Alex Weikel

    This is a great reminder of the importance of worshipping with a community. When we moved to a new city we stopped going to church for about a year maybe 2 & when we finally made our relationship with God a priority again we began to see changes in our marriage and household. It is truly giving us life :)

  • I am struggling with this right now, what amazing time the Lord always seems to have. Our priest was arrested a few months ago for abusing many boys over his lifetime. My son was close to him as a teen and although not harmed by him was still impacted by the charges and verdict.
    Last night our ex-priest was shown on our local news channel in his orange prison clothes as he walked to the police car.
    When this first happened it was a shock. I was close to this man, went to his bible studies, ate lunch with him and his mother, and had him to our youth group gatherings that I was the leader of.
    This, however, was nothing compared to the news that the diocese new some (if not all) of his past yet still sent him to our church several years ago choosing instead to keep it buried and secret.
    The second I found this out I stopped going to church. Cut myself off completely.
    I still consider myself Catholic but the betrayal I felt and still feel is keeping me from returning to mass. I simply do not know if I can trust a priest, deacon, or any clergy person again.
    I have instead come here to find my own way to celebrate in the word and my own path believing it was good enough.
    Now, I am not so sure.
    Once again I sit here completely lost and confused as to what to do.

    • Pam

      Kady, I will pray for you. I have had times where I was so disappointed in church leaders as well. We have to remember, our church leaders are human and we all sin. Pray about where the Lord would have you go – maybe a different church for a while. Like our writer says today, we need to be with other believers and worship together and hear the stories and remember how awesome our Lord really is and take that time to tell Him! Find a place with an awesome women’s ministry so you can plug into that – it will bring you lots of joy! God Bless You!

    • Joanna

      Praying for you. I pray that you know that God is drawing you to Himself. Trust in Him, He who began a good work in you will see it to completion, and His plan can not be thwarted by the ways of man. I pray for healing, and for community for you and your family.

    • amarose

      I too went through a similar scenario when I was in high school with the bishop of our synod who I had gone on a mission trip with and then a few weeks afterwards, he drove drunk and killed a woman. I asked myself how someone like him could do that and could let down the church like that. But, it’s not about the person. People in church leadership positions have no higher moral abilities than any of us except that we put those expectations on them. They are sinners, flawed and broken and in need of grace and forgiveness just as much as any of the rest of us. It’s not a matter of trusting in the church because the church is formed and led by broken human beings who make mistakes but putting our trust in God and knowing that he will never fail us. Ever. I know it can seem unbelievable and hurtful right now but give it some time and don’t let this one event turn you away from the church forever. There are lots of really great churches out there and like this devotion mentioned, we are made for community, to worship together and praise our perfect God. Praying for you Kady!

    • Sarah

      Kady, I am so very, very sorry for what you and your church community are going through. Most of us read about this on the news and are horrified, but for you, this pain is completely different–it’s happened to people you know by someone you loved and trusted, all wrapped up in a cover-up by church leaders. I cannot even fathom the depths of your distrust of people. But I am so glad you are still celebrating in the word and trusting in the one true God. Humans are so broken. I mean, this story is evidence of our utter depravity. But here you are, rising out of the rubble, seeking goodness and trusting God. You’ve got this. Give yourself space to grieve and time to process. Keep asking God to lead you. He brought you here. Who knows what’s next?

      • Kady

        Thank you so much for your kind words, they really helped! I don’t want to feel guilty about not going to church right now. I just can’t do it. I’m not saying forever…I just can’t right now. Seeing it happen is one thing…being a part of it is another and one I just wasn’t prepared for. I am so thankful that you all are here to support and encourage me as I try to figure this all out. Thank you again.

    • R

      Hi Kady. I am so sad to hear this news and fully understand your disappointment and sense of betrayal. I will be praying that you discern what God wants for you–whether it’s to help rebuild the trust in your old church or if it’s to start fresh with a new church family. Fellowship and community are such important parts of our faith walk…and I am sure that God will speak into your situation.

    • Jamie

      Hi Kady, I don’t have any advice or words of wisdom for you. What a horrible situation. Just know that I’m praying God’s peace over you, that He will lead you and guide you in your faith, and help you through this dark time of confusion and feeling lost. I pray that He will be your light, and lead you back to a church community of believers where you feel comfortable and safe. God bless you!

    • Kady

      Thank you so much, everyone, for taking the time to respond. I cannot even begin to tell you how much your words mean to me. I truly appreciate it and have read and reread every one of your comments.

  • Coupled with the failure to remember/recount what God had done was the initial failure to completely drive out the nations so that God would “…not drive them out before you, but they shall become thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare to you.” The subsequent generations also suffered because of the disobedience of the tribes. Which makes you think of how Joshua’s generation handled telling their disobedience to the next generation. The consequences of sin don’t skip a generation simply because they weren’t directly involved in it. How do we prepare and equip the next generation to follow the Lord in spite of our failure and disobedience?

  • We are searching for a church in our new city. I always look at the childrens ministry for a true status of the church’s priorities. It is revealing!

  • Kay Chambers

    What a great reminder! It’s always good to think back and remember what God has done for us in times past. It’s a great faith booster. If He helped us then, He will help us now!

  • Bethany Welch

    My family and I are in transition. An unexpected job loss and now new opportunity have led to two cross country moves in the past year; my husband still on the other side of the country while I and our two children are staying in my parents basement. We are currently in a period of waiting that started around the beginning of Lent. The Lord has shown protection and promise through the entirety of the whole ordeal… specifically starting with the SRT Exodus study. We are at a month of waiting jobless for a job acceptance notification that we both feel God bringing us to. As I was reading this lesson this morning – I cannot help but feel the stirring that this is a sweet and encouraging warning to keep all the amazing feats and true miracles that God has done throughout this entire time and the peace that Jesus has constantly placed upon our hearts. I pray that as His deliverance for my family parallels the Israelites that we will not make the same mistake as they.

    • Kara

      A wise friend told me “whatever God is doing in the waiting is just was important as what you’re waiting for.” Praying blessings during your wait.

    • She Reads Truth

      Thanks for sharing Bethany. We’re praying for you and your family during this time. We’re so glad that you’re here reading along with us. -Margot, The SRT Team

  • Ann Johnson

    I saw a story on the news this week about Holocaust survivors fearing that people would forget it happened. My reaction was, “how could anyone forget that horrible time in near recent history?” This passage reminds me that people have very short memories of history. It took 2 generations for the people to forget God’s marvelous deeds and faithfulness to the people of Israel. I am struck with the urgency of Deuteronomy 4:9 passing on the legacy of faith to my children and my children’s children.

    • Claire

      I too am amazed at the lack of knowledge and understanding of the sacrifices our fore fathers made from the beginning and to today. “The Greatest Generation’, our veterans, our military, and our first responders. Think how little the younger generations know of this time…the Depression, the Holocaust, etc. We must teach Jesus to our young or just like history He will be a foot note.

  • Churchmouse

    How do I cultivate a mindset of remembrance? Oh I read my Bible. I read devotionals. I pray. I go to church. I’m in a small group study. These all help. But perhaps the single most effective daily practice is simply saying “thank you, Lord”. It’s daily being on a holy hunt for His blessings. They are always there for the finding. Then I proclaim what I see, outloud – to myself if I’m alone or to others who happen to be around. A stunning sunrise? “Thank you, Lord.” A simple breakfast? “Thank you, Lord.” A hot shower? “Thank you, Lord.” Coffee in a favorite mug? “Thank, you, Lord.” The Word in my hand. “Thank you, Lord.” You get the idea. The habit of this holy hunt and speaking gratitude to the Giver reminds me Who He is and Whose I am. Telling others shares the joy and gives He Who alone is worthy all the credit. I remember every day. I do not want to forget. I want others to know. Whether they ask or not.

    • Pam White

      Amen! Great ideas.

    • Tabitha N.

      I love the phrase “holy hunt.” We started something similar with our kids a couple years ago…as we say our family prayers at night, we all go around and say a few things that we are thankful for that day and also where we saw Jesus at work. Slight overlap, maybe, but it is engraving in their young minds (and ours too) that His hands are at work every day, we need only to look for them. And my favorites are when they mention seeing God in the behavior of one another in the way they comforted or shared or did something kind. When motherhood becomes weary, those moments are my “fruit,” and I’m encouraged to keep trucking along.

    • Sally Maloof

      Beautiful Churchmouse. I have never commented on the devotional, but this one hit me hard. The older I get, I see those around me forgetting all God has done, is doing and will do! I loved your comment

    • Sally Maloof

      So I hit post before I finished. Lol. First time writing. I loved your comment on being on a holy hunt for God’s blessings. Thank you for the encouragement.

    • Susie Osborn

      Love this. Thank you for sharing.

    • Cynthia Johnston

      Thank You,Lord,for Churchmouse!

  • I’m helping out with VBS at our church this week and while the team captains and leaders are all teens and young adults, the kids have an hour of class each day with an elder at our church (age appropriate levels of teaching, of course). While some may see it as a waste of a “serious” adult’s time, it’s been a beautiful picture of how invested our church is in its younger generations… beautifully illustrated in today’s reading, too!

  • “We are made for worship”. I love that! It is so true. After a week of being in the world I am worn down and often discouraged. How precious it is to gather with fellow believers and worship God. It is fuel for my soul. Drinking from the cup does remind me of what Christ has done for me.

    Recently I read a quote from CS Lewis that I love.

    A good shoe is a shoe you don’t notice. Good reading becomes possible when you need not consciously think about eyes, or light, or print, or spelling. The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of; our attention would have been on God.
    From Letters to Malcolm

    When our worship service begins I endeavor to leave all of my thoughts and cares behind me and just focus on God. I don’t want to think about who is there, what they are wearing, how I don’t care for this particular song, etc. Just keep my eyes focused on God and worshipping Him.
    I would love to say that I’m always 100% successful with this, but of course I’m not.
    Still, it is my goal. It is vital.

  • Janna Jackson

    Just like the Israelites, it’s so easy to forget who God is and what he has done in my life. That’s why it is so important to surround myself with friends who follow Jesus, who speak truth in my life. “Prone to wander Lord I feel it. Prone to leave the God I love”.

  • Kelly Chataine

    I ask God to protect me, all believers, from the snares of this world. I ask that God would help me take care and keep diligent concerning my soul and that I would always remember what I have seen, heard, and read concerning our rightful judge.
    Over the weekend we received some news that I see as not the best news and I felt anxiety rising up within me as school draws near. There are some deep desires of my heart that now seem will be taken away due to other people’s decisions. However, our great God woke me up with this verse rumbling through my head: Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you. Matthew 6
    It was as if God was whispering hope into my heart and mind. I ended up singing the song all day and I am singing still.
    God is good, all the time! All the time, God is good!

  • Sarah Powell

    It pains me to see Christians (families and churches) avoiding the Old Testament or not regularly telling baptism and salvation stories or getting lost in religion and rules. I wonder if there were any during the time of Judges who also were concerned about the lack of story telling or remembering…I know when I start to feel lost or overwhelmed or distant from the Lord, the fastest way back is remembering His goodness and praising Him for it (thank God for corporate worship!) In addition to all the difficult stories, yet another part of this tragedy is simply that within roughly 2 generations, nearly everyone had forgotten God. I pray that never happens in my family (or any SRT reader family) and I want to do everything possible to further the amazing Gospel of Grace and Love in the generations coming behind me. If I live to be a great grandma, I want to still be involved in children & youth & young adult ministry and I desperately long for the elderly around me to be more involved in mentoring and discipling younger generations for this exact reason. <3 “May we never lose the wonder…”

    • Bessie

      That is beautifully said. Thank you!
      As a new grandmother, I can say that I have a deep desire to share the stories of Jesus with my grandchildren! I long to tell them how God loves them and pass along the faith of my parents and grandparents. It is the most precious thing that I can give them.
      “May we never lose the wonder” indeed!

      “But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? Romans 10:14

  • “But, first, remember, remember, remember the signs. Say them to yourself when you wake in the morning and when you lie down at night, and when you wake in the middle of the night. And whatever strange things may happen to you, let nothing turn your mind from following the signs. And secondly, I give you a warning. Here on the mountain I have spoken to you clearly: I will not often do so down in Narnia. Here on the mountain, the air is clear and your mind is clear; as you drop down into Narnia, the air will thicken. Take great care that it does not confuse your mind. And the signs which you have learned here will not look at all as you expect them to look, when you meet them there. That is why it is so important to know them by heart and pay no attention to appearances. Remember the signs and believe the signs. Nothing else matters.” -The silver chair

    Why is it so important to REMEMBER? Growing up, I’ve always lived the chrinicles of narnia. But only when I got older did I realize that the entire series was somewhat based on the bible! Just like the little children in the book, we are asked to remember. Because whenever life throws something unexpected at us, or whenever we ease in into a situation and become too comfortable… we tend to forget.

    May our eyes be fixed in Him no matter what season we are in. And may we never forget of His goodness and steadfast love.

  • Kerry Brown

    ‘He wanted us to remember, because He knew what would happen if we forgot.’’ Amazing grace…

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