Beyond Today

Let this be written for a future generation,

That a people not yet created may praise the LORD.

Psalm 102:18

It’s so easy to be caught up in the present. We have things to do, places to go, and people to see. We don’t think too much about tomorrow. After all, tomorrow will take care of itself, right? In some cases, that may be true. But we may also be using that thought to neglect one of our greatest responsibilities as followers of Jesus Christ – leaving a legacy of faithfulness.

The psalmist determined, even in his afflicted state, to write down a testimony of God’s faithfulness for those who have yet to be born. In this case, it is written poetically as a prayer or song. Perhaps you remember some of the oddest or most basic of things because of a little tune used to teach you the concept. We do whatever it takes to remember the things that are important. Shouldn’t the same be true of passing our faith on to those yet to come?

We would know nothing of God’s faithfulness apart from His Word and the testimony of saints throughout the ages. As recipients of that testimony, we have believed and chosen to follow Christ. It is now our responsibility to pass the baton of faithfulness to another generation. It’s possible that a generation rise up who does not know the Lord or His incredible works. It’s up to us – saints in the present day – to look beyond today and intentionally do whatever it takes to help the next generation know and remember the Lord.

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