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. Judges 2:10
Joshua died along with the generation of which he was a part. The next generation, their children, did not follow in the footsteps of their parents.They did not follow God.Not only that, but they didn’t have a heavenly clue about the events that had happened in their nation’s history. They didn’t know about the mass exodus from Egypt under Pharaoh’s cruel regime. They didn’t know about the walls of water of the Red Sea that allowed their grandparents to cross on dry land. They didn’t know about the daily sustenance provided in the desert every single day when food was nowhere in sight. They didn’t know about the walls of Jericho falling down merely because some faithful ones marched around it seven times.And I can only think of two words in response to this: How sad.How sad indeed, that they have no idea how big their God is. Or how much He loves them and wants to bless them. Or how true He is to His word.We are similar creatures, no? Don’t we whine and complain when things go awry only to forget that we just crossed through the Red Sea while massive fish and other sea creatures are swimming within ten feet of us?I want to encourage you to remember what God has done for you. His sending his Son to die on your cross, on my cross was enough, but He didn’t stop there, now did He?Take a few moments today to remember the Red Sea moments in your life.There are plenty, I’m sure.