To Serve My Own Generation

Sunday, August 7, 2016

“For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:” (Acts 13:36 KJV).

Today, to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, I mark Milestone #28!

Weeks shy of age seven, a little boy asked his mother how to be saved and go to heaven. She told him he needed to trust Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour—He died for his sins, He was buried, and He was raised again the third day. That little boy trusted Christ right there. That was 21 years ago this summer, and that little boy… was I!

Now, 21 years old in Christ and 28 years old in the flesh, I still have a lot more to learn about life. There is still much more growing to do! Hopefully, I have grown a tad wiser and a bit more knowledgeable in these nearly three decades living. It has been (mostly) fun thus far. I cannot wait to see what else life has in store (on Earth and in Heaven)!

Today’s Scripture says David “served his own generation by the will of God.” A king of Israel, and a mighty military commander, most people do not know David was also a prophet (Acts 2:29,30). He wrote over 70 divinely-inspired psalms—half of the book of Psalms! Throughout his life, David guided God’s people into His ways. While certainly not sinless, the Bible says David was “a man after God’s own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14; Acts 13:22). David was a man of faith. He honored and believed God’s Word to him. Second Samuel chapter 23 summarizes David’s life: “[1] Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said, [2] The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.”

Friends, at the end of our lives, may God say of us what He said of King David. “He had served his own generation by the will of God.” No matter our age, let us not waste our remaining time on Earth!