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Bridge the Gap

By   •   November 19   •   Topics:

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In searching for ways to bridge the generation gap, there is no doubt that we, as parents, will have to practice what we preach, by striving more and more to bring our conduct into line with our code of beliefs.

No mother can demand that her daughter abstain from sleeping around when she herself is flirting and on occasion compromising her own moral conduct. No father, who wavers between heavy social drinking and occasional binges to the edge of alcoholism, and who can’t speak a pleasant word in the morning until he has had a cigarette, can yell incessantly at his son to get off marijuana, the route that often leads to hard drugs.

Consistency, constancy, and undeviating diligence to maintain Christian character are a must if the older generation is to command respect, or even a hearing, from the young.

Prayer for the day

Younger eyes see my errant behavior, Lord. Help me to be the right example—one which will draw them to You.

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17 Comments

  1. Jennifer Dyer says:

    I think of my Grandparents when I read this. Breaks my heart to see the moral decline of this generation. The young look straight at their parents for how to live. Set the example!

  2. michael says:

    Yes, we gotta be consistent.

  3. Sandi says:

    Thank you for these daily devotions. I spend my mornings in prayer, reading my bible and these devotions, as well as other stories on the Billy Graham site.