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Sunday, September 7, 2008

I just started reading "The Truth War" by John MacArthur. It is really good so far. I came across this paragraph and it really caught my attention.

"When God gave the second commandment, which forbade idolatry, He added this warning: 'I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me' (Exodus 20:5). Scripture elsewhere makes it clear that the children are never directly punished for the guilt of their fathers' sins (Deuteronomy 24:16; Ezekiel 18:19-32), but the natural consequences of those sins do indeed pass from generation to generation. Children learn from their fathers' examples and imitate what they see. One generation's teaching establishes a spiritual legacy that succeeding generations inherit. If today's "fathers" abandon truth, it will take generations to recover."

Wow, that paragraph is really powerful. All the more reason that we need to be hiding the Scriptures in our hearts and declaring them to this lost and dying world!

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