By Rev. Dennis Van Gorp
Family Life Christian Center
Psalm 90:1 & 2, “Lord, You have been our dwelling place throughout all generations . . . from everlasting to everlasting You are God.” To many cultures, ancestry is important. This is true in the spiritual realm as well.
Our verse lets us know that in generations past, God has played a very important role in our families. There is a problem that is best illustrated by Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Abraham knew God personally, and was called God’s friend. Isaac, his son, knew who dad’s God was. The grandson, Jacob, had heard of grandpa’s God. Each successive generation moved one step further away from God.
The Bible speaks only of God’s children, because He has no grandkids. Each of us needs to be directly related to God. Each generation must learn to develop their own personal relationship with God. We must decide how to walk with Him, how to hear His voice and follow His direction in our own lives. We must live for God ourselves.
In the conversation between King Saul and the prophet Samuel as found in 1 Samuel 15, Saul refers to ‘your’ God. If Jehovah God was Samuel’s God, then who was Saul’s god? If Saul did not trust in or serve the Lord God of Israel, who was he serving?
We complicate our lives when we no longer recognize God as our source and supply. Make the Lord your dwelling place, as King David did. Allow Almighty God to be your eternal and loving God, the One who directs your path in life.