The people served the LORD throughout the lifetime of Joshua and of the elders who outlived him and who had seen all the great things the LORD had done for Israel. After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the LORD nor what he had done for Israel. Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD and served the Baals. They forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They provoked the LORD to anger because they forsook him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths. (1984). (Judges 2:7, 10–13, NIV 1984).
My Musings – In the world today, it seems that for the most part another generation has grown up that neither knows the LORD nor the great things He has done for the past generations. “Fools said I you do not know, [evil] like a cancer grows, [when] the people [bow] and [pray] to the [various gods] they made.*” The inevitable result when we forsake and provoke the LORD our God.
“The words of the prophets are written [for us all].*” “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4:3–4, NIV 1984). “But [their], words like silent raindrops [fall] and echoed in the [walls] of silence.*” People hearing without listening.
My Advice – Do not let the sounds of His Word, fall silent on your ears or heart.
*Adapted from “The Sounds of Silence,” by Paul Simon.