1 Chronicles 17:1-4
Dear Brethren…do you have a heart-felt burden for the next generation? There’s no doubt about it, we are living in the midst of a spiritual famine and the Church as we once knew it is quickly becoming no more! I ask…what will be left of true authentic Biblical Christianity to hand down to the next generation if things continue as they are? Jeremiah cried to the people in his day; “…stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein…” (Jer. 6:16).
King David was such a man in his generation who had a burden and a love for God, so much so that as he sat in his royal abode, his heart was smitten; here he dwelt in a house of cedar whilst the ark of God dwelt in a tent!! Upon being refused the privilege of building a house for God David was not deterred; his heart turned wholly to the next generation, namely his son Solomon and David poured the later years of his life into making extensive preparation for the building of the temple which was to be built by his son. This message is a challenging call for us to pave a clear way in the midst of this dessert that our children’s children might have a godly heritage.