Psalm 78:1-72

A few verses from Psalm 78 to get you going but please read the entire chapter: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psa+78&version=HCSB

You need to read all of it to get the full story of how serious and utterly important the message that is presented. Not just to us. But also to our children, our grandchildren and generations down the road.

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Here are the first eight verses of that chapter. (Psalm 78): “My people, hear my instruction; listen to the words from my mouth. I will declare wise sayings; I will speak mysteries from the past  — things we have heard and known and that our fathers have passed down to us. We will not hide them from their children, but will tell a future generation the praiseworthy acts of the Lord , His might, and the wondrous works He has performed. He established a testimony in Jacob and set up a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers to teach to their children so that a future generation — children yet to be born — might know. They were to rise and tell their children so that they might put their confidence in God and not forget God’s works, but keep His commands. Then they would not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not loyal and whose spirit was not faithful to God.” (Psalms 78:1‭-‬8)

What an incredible call to commitment. We need this not just for the sake of ourselves but for our posterity. : “We will not hide them from their children, but will tell a future generation the praiseworthy acts of the Lord , His might, and the wondrous works He has performed.”) (Psalm 78:4)

This commitment was made for a very good reason. It is very important and and oh how this very will affect how our children respond to God. The Israelite also wanted their children to keep all of God’s commands and grow in faith so they wouldn’t grow up with unfaithful and wandering hearts. That knew that the One true God is always just and fair in His dealings with us. So they wanted their children to avoid the hardships and punishment that result from a disobedient life. They knew how atrocious that can be. They were committing to telling their children about the Lord. Why verses 7-8 of Psalm 78) tells us : “so that they might put their confidence in God and not forget God’s works, but keep his commands. Then they would not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not loyal and whose spirit was not faithful to God.

In this case it is a call to a faith community (the church) for a commitment to the trainng of our children. Teaching by not only words but by example too. If ever we needed a true culture of Godly training for our children, it is now! We can establish a fight against the roots of rebellion and wrong understanding. We can teach them to avoid a sinful posture toward God. This commitment is one that can shape the way for a community, a nation and the world to live out faithfulness to God. Every time we continue to make a commitment of our time, energy, and all the resources we have, at our disposal, to ttrain our children family and future generations in living God’s way; our efforts will be worth it all.

Stopping us in this, is a strategy of the enemy. Satan stands in direct and defiant opposition to the work you and I are attempting for the Lord. But refuse to listen or have anything to do with him. He is from the world and stands as a polar opposite of God and everything that is good. Remember this: “

You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)

Refuse to give away anything of value to the enemy. After all, he is a liar and a theif. . Especially stand your ground when the devil goes after your family. They are a most valuable treasure. So, treat them as the priceless gifts from the Lord that they are. Love them dearly. Then love others. Tell them the wondrous things He has done for you. Go! Brag on Jesus!

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