10 After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel.11 Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord and served the Baals.12 They forsook the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They aroused the Lord’s anger13 because they forsook him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths. ~Judges 2:10-13
How is it possible for an entire generation to not know God? How is it possible for an entire generation to be lost?
How can we return our focus to where it needs to be?
One of the biggest fears I have is that I might come to the end of a long life of hard ministry, only to find out I was doing it wrong. One of the scariest ideas would be to finish and realize the next generation was lost.
I don't want my work to be wasted and I do not believe that my elders want to consider their work had been done in vain.