How can a young man keep his way pure?

            By guarding it according to your word.

—Psalm 119:9

I read not long ago that only 49 percent of college freshmen in America have a thought-out philosophy of life. That’s nearly half of the young people entering our universities today who don’t have a direction. They’re simply living day-to-day and not giving a thought as to what’s really important.

But the problem is not the lack of direction among students – it’s the lack of direction among Christians. The ambiguous nature of many churchgoers’ beliefs has trickled down to the next generation, so much so that these young people have nothing they’re really living for. They’re simply mimicking what they’ve observed.

As believers, we have to know what we believe. We can’t go around preaching platitudes and morals, all the while being ignorant of the Word of God. We have to build our convictions on what God has told us, and we have to commit ourselves fully to the cause of Christ so we’ll stand the tests of faith that come our way.

The next generation’s best hope of gaining a godly perspective in life is this generation’s willingness to show them their purpose. So instead of shaking your head at the younger generation today, live for Christ and teach them to do the same. Give them a holy purpose to pursue!

GIVE THE NEXT GENERATION A GODLY PURPOSE IN LIFE BY PURSUING GODLINESS YOURSELF AND PASSING IT ON.