Generational Sin happens in that we often mimic what we see but God’s Word also teaches that a child will not be bound to the sin of his father.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Ezekiel 18:19 - "'What?' you ask. 'Doesn't the child pay for the parent's sins?' No! For if the child does what is just and right and keeps my decrees, that child will surely live.
Read - Ezekiel 17-19
Ezekiel 18 shows the mercy of God in spite of sin and could be easily paralleled to Romans 5-8. Repentance is the call of God to the sinner. It was in the Old Testament and it is in the New. He desires that none should perish but all should come to repentance. Turn back to Him and Live!
Lord, I repent of my sin and turn to You.
Ezekiel 18 has a New Testament companion in Romans 5. God desires that we would have a way to come to him while we are still sinners and that way is Christ alone.
God Made us. We fell into the Marred state of sin. God re-makes the Marred Man when He is Mended once for all time by the blood of Jesus. This is the gospel. We can see hints of the gospel in Ezekiel 18. The heart of God hasn’t changed it has been fully revealed in Christ. He sent His Son so that we might live in the Light, feel the Love and experience the Life. No matter what the generations before us did, we can have a new life and a new way in Jesus. 18:21 says it this way: “All their past sins will be forgotten and they will live because of the righteous things they have done.” This is an Old Covenant promise that is fulfilled now in the blood of Jesus that makes us righteous, not because what we have done but because what He has done.