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Generation to Generation


Generation to Generation


Reading through Exodus this morning, I noticed something I had never seen before.
In Exodus 20:5-6, God tells Moses that He “punishes children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject Me, but showing steadfast love of the thousandth generation of those who love Me and keep My commandments.”

Somehow, the punishment of generations of children has been made ever so clear to me by teachers of the scriptures, although it seems unfair. Yet somehow I never really focused on the idea that God blesses the children of those who love Him for thousands of generations.

So let’s say a generation is 20 years. Multiplication would tell us that 10 generations would be 200 years. A thousand generations then would be 200,000 years. In other words, a very long time — even an unimaginable  amount of time.

I can’t imagine a more lavish gift than God telling me that He will love my offspring for 200,000 years. Once again, God reveals another way that He blesses His children, not the least of which is me, Beth, my four children and their spouses, in my brand new two granddaughters!


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