A college student challenged a senior citizen, saying it was impossible for his generation to understand his (the younger generation). “You grew up in a different world,” the student said. “Today we have television, jet planes, space travel, nuclear energy, computers…”

Taking advantage of a pause in the student’s litany, the old geezer said, “You’re right. We didn’t have those things when we were young, so we invented them! What are YOU doing for the next generation?”

In the Kingdom, things are different than they were when I grew up. This is due to the work and efforts of people of my generation. Preachers are paid more. Fine facilities for worship exist. Means of communication and work are much more accommodative to our ease and pleasure.

What are YOU going to do to expedite the continued advancement of the Kingdom?

Will you “redeem the time?” Ephesians 5:15-17: “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will on the Lord is.”

Will you look forward – or backward? John 9:4: “I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it its day: the night cometh, when no man can work.”

What time the next “younger generation” say to you? 1 Corinthians 15:58: “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know the your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”

– Glenn Ramsey