How often do you have spiritual conversations with your children or grandchildren? It’s so easy to talk about activities, sports, politics, or the weather but the most important conversations we can have are about the Word of God and what we see Him doing in the world around us.
I was talking with one of my grandsons the other day about a Bible story and it opened the door to a trip through the Scripture as he told me what he was learning. My certainty of the truth of God’s Word helps to cement it in the mind of the generations coming behind. This is what we see in today’s verses. It had been told through the generations.
“We have heard it with our ears, O God; our ancestors have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago. With your hand you drove out the nations and planted our ancestors; you crushed the peoples and made our ancestors flourish. It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.”
They had heard the victory told. It was repeated in the generations that followed. It was believed and trusted and brought courage and strength.
It’s called a testimony and we need to make sure we share it.
Father, You have done so much in the generations before me but You are also doing great things in my day. Help me to give You the honor and praise as I tell of Your works.