THE SERVANT GENERAL
THEME FOR 2019
WORK OF THE GENERATIONS TO COME
psalm: Psalm 22:26-32
a holy warrior himself, was a man after God’s own heart.
Just like Joshua, he was committed to serve the Lord, and
he committed his family to serve the Lord. “And I will
live for the Lord, my descendants will serve you.” (v.31).
It is the same call to each of us, to love and serve the Lord.
Joshua committed himself and his household. David committed
his descendants after him. There was no other way to go.
warriors look not only to themselves in the here and now,
but also look to the future generations of God’s people,
to keep their eyes focused on the Lord and to continue with
the work. “The generation to come will be told of the
Lord, that they may proclaim to a people yet unborn the deliverance
you have brought.” (v.32). This is the work of mission,
of evangelization, of spiritual warfare.
aim of holy warriors in serving the Lord is to recover His
dominion over the world, which has been usurped by the evil
one. “All the ends of the earth will remember and turn
to the Lord; all the families of nations will bow low before
him. For kingship belongs to the Lord, the ruler over the
nations.” (v.28-29). This is a lifelong struggle, until
the Lord returns once again. Thus, our children, and their
children’s children after them, must be engaged and
kingship over the nations belongs to the Lord, then the work
of holy warriors must strive to reach everyone, everywhere.
The aim is for all to attain to the salvation won by Jesus
for us all, and to make it to their eternal abode in heaven
with the Father. “All who sleep in the earth will bow
low before God; all who have gone down into the dust will
kneel in homage.” (v.30).