Judges 2:8-10 ” Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died at the age of a hundred and ten. And they buried him in the land of his inheritance, at Timnath Heres in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash. 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.”

Joshua and the elders of Israel had failed to disciple or mentor their successors…thus when all had died there was left this huge void of historical truth about God. This new generation was not acquainted with the plight of their forefathers in Egypt, nor were they familiar with the 40 year journey in the desert or how God had supplied all their needs. And because they lacked this intimate knowledge of God, they succumbed to the false religions of the area. We look across our land today and wonder why so many who were raised in the Church are now so far away from it. The simple truth is found in the lack of discipleship…of a concerted and concentrated effort to bring seasoned Christians together with young people to mentor, encourage, and grow them into strong Believers. Years back this term was called Multiplication Discipleship…the act of mentoring someone in order that they may then mentor someone, and on and on. You may think you’re too old to do the Lord’s work, but mentoring a young Believer with all your wealth of wisdom and Godly insight is like giving into the Kingdom for eternity.

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