Psalm 100:5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Things are changing so fast today that it is difficult to keep up with the pace. Change is happening faster with each successive generation and nothing seems as constant as change. The age and life experience differences among the generations alive in America and throughout the world are bringing changes to almost everything. We see it in the realms of values, politics, business, education, media, and even in the Church. One thing that never changes is the Truth of God’s Word and He will not alter it to appease any generation. His Word communicates His will and plan for our lives. The Truth is enduring and if a generation refuses to walk therein God will wait for a new generation to return to His Truth.
A return to Truth can change generations. If you remember God used Moses to deliver the children of Israel from Egypt and led them through the wilderness to the Promised Land. The Truth was that God bought them out to bring them in (Deuteronomy 6:23) not go part way and stop. A whole generation wandered in the wilderness for 40 years and Moses himself never entered in. Their unbelief caused them to miss God’s will and plan for their lives.
God waited 40 years for someone to obey and return to His Truth to go in and possess the Promised Land. As He said unto Moses He says the very same thing unto Joshua. The Bible says it this way, “Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, 2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses Josh 1:1-3.” God’s Truth and plan didn’t change because of the disobedient and unbelieving generation.
Moses tried but Joshua trusted. Moses partly obeyed but Joshua wholly followed the Lord and His Truth. The generation who obeyed and followed Joshua were children of those who died in the wilderness. They entered into their Promised Land inheritance which originally was God’s will and plan for their parent’s generation. The generations cannot change God’s Truth but God’s Truth can change generations. Joshua 21:43-45 says, “And the Lord gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein. And the Lord gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the Lord delivered all their enemies into their hand. There failed not ought of any good thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.” They looked back and honored the past by learning from it.