Have a very Happy Easter!
10After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel. 11Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lordand served the Baals. 12They forsook the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They aroused the Lord’s anger 13because they forsook him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths. 14In his anger against Israel the Lord gave them into the hands of raiders who plundered them. He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, whom they were no longer able to resist. 15Whenever Israel went out to fight, the hand of the Lord was against them to defeat them, just as he had sworn to them. They were in great distress.
Richard: The next generation easily forgets the sacrifices and lessons that their parents learned. I many ways this has happened in the United States (and elsewhere) and in the Unification movement. How many second generation youth appreciate and value the Blessing and preparing for the Blessing of marriage, for example?
23They are to teach my people the difference between the holy and the common and show them how to distinguish between the unclean and the clean.
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