I worry about the Millennial generation. AKA Generation Y. AKA Generation we want right now what it took our parents a lifetime to earn.
My concern for those born in the early 80s-early 2000s is this: that we would be likened to the Israelites who wandered around the desert for forty years, dying before ever entering the Promised Land.
Psalm 95:10 “For forty years I loathed that generation and said, “They are a people who go astray in their heart, and they have not known my ways…They shall not enter my rest.'”
For forty years a people grumbled, complained, reminisced of how much better things would be if ________.
They didn’t acknowledge God’s miraculous provisions of food and water. Food is falling from the sky, but it’s not prepared to my liking. Water is bursting forth from rocks, but I’d really like a dab of MiO in there for flavor.
Think of all that generation could have accomplished and experienced. Imagine them entering the Promised Land after working hard and being faithful to the path God was making known each day. Instead they looked at other people’s Facebook pages and became discouraged over what they didn’t have right then.
They didn’t go to school to work their way up any ladder but to graduate on the highest rung. They went to school not considering calling or vocation, but rather contracts and vacations.
Millennials have been and are continuing to trod the path of the desert wanderers.
We are in danger of being a generation loathed by God.
Could he say of us, “For forty years I put the best of technology and education and networking at their fingertips and they grumbled while using it for sinful pursuits. They are a people who go astray…they have not known my ways…they shall not enter my rest.” Dead in the desert.
If you’re a weary Millennial, perhaps it’s time to consider the path of God more earnestly. There may not be a Promised Land in view, but there are “pleasures forevermore at the right hand of God.” There is “life abundant” here and now in Christ as we walk the narrow way.
Our love for God will keep us from being loathed by God. But remember, love does.
So let’s get to work.