“The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations” (Psalm 33 v 11).
Our God is forever the same, yesterday, today and forever. His plans are not designed with solely one person, one family, one nation or one generation in mind. Rather, He stands outside of time and considers us all, the plans of His heart taking all generations into account. And, how does our Lord achieve such plans? Through His children, through you and I, His primary instruments in this world. Consequently, if we fail to accomplish what the Lord has instructed us to do, such impacts and influences not only our lives and family, but those coming after us. Our disobedience, our quitting, our nonchalance, all have far-reaching consequences. Consider Adam and Eve. Their disobedience caused a rift not only between themselves and God but between all men and God. Consider Jesus. His obedience healed the rift for all who would call upon His name. “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous” (Romans 5:19). Note the emphasis on “one”. Dear friend, your decisions matter. Your life matters. You obeying or disobeying matters, more than you know.