Judges 2:1-13 (v. 10) "And . . . there arose another generation after them, which knew not the Lord, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel."
QUESTION: WHY did that next generation not know the lord or his works?
ANSWER: Because the previous generation did not teach their children.
Genesis 18:17-19 "And the Lord said, . . . For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord. . . ."
Psalm 48:1-14 (v. 13) "Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following."
78:1-8 "For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: that the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children. . . ."
145:(all) (v. 4) "One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts."
Deuteronomy 4:1-20 (vs. 9-10) "Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons; specially the day that thou stoodest before the Lord thy God in Horeb, when the Lord said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children."
6:1-8 (v. 7) "And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up."
1st Corinthians 12:28 "And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues." (See what’s third: see what’s last!)
2nd Timothy 2:2 "And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also."
1st Peter 2:1-9 "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. . . ."
Acts 5:12-42 "And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ."