Often during their long, painful journey from Egypt, God instructed the people of Israel to set up a memorial. Why? So they would remember who they were, and more importantly whose they were. And when the prophets of Israel condemned the people, it was often because they had forgotten.
They were also told to look forward, to face the future. And the New Testament repeats these commands to us, to look back and to look ahead. We are also to remember God's faithfulness that never changes, despite a culture that constantly changes. Yet we're not called to dwell on the memory of the "good old days," either. We're called to be fully here, in this time and place, faithful to our generation in any way we can.
In this week's "Two-Minute Warning," I talk about what it means to look back and look forward with spiritual eyes. Come to Colson Center.org to watch the video and find resources to help you develop spiritual disciplines for the new year. For ThePointRadio.org, I'm John Stonestreet.