Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

Unbelieving Parents

Deu 1:39  ‘Moreover your little ones and your children, who you say will be victims, who today have no knowledge of good and evil, they shall go in there; to them I will give it, and they shall possess it.

Israelites’ journey from Egypt to Canaan was long. As they approached Jordan, close to their destination, Moses instructs the people to remember how God had been gracious to them all the way and trust Him even more. This remembrance was to build their faith and confidence in God as they faced many obstacles working to prevent them from getting to their destination. But this Remembrance as I see it was more than just for them but also and more importantly for their children.

It was important for their children to hear, see, experience the faithfulness of God for themselves and carry that with them to the next generation. But Israel thought more of their enemies and difficulties than of the right hand of the Most High to even preserve their children. God kept them but they did not believe He could keep their children. It was then in their unbelief that God said, “those that you don’t have faith that can make it, they will make it because I will preserve them” (Paraphrased). If you can’t have faith and be a testimony for the children, God will. Parents should seek God for both small and great things and as their children see and hear of such testimonies, they will always know where to turn to for help, pray. God allows these difficulties as a foil to His power and grace and to train us to high attainments.