“As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds, of your saving acts all day long— though I know not how to relate them all. I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord; I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone. Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.” Psalm 71:14-18
At the time of Christ, the educational system for children was based around the Word of God. Children memorized and internalized entire books of the Bible. It was believed by the parents that it was their responsibility to talk about the Scripture as they walked along the road, did their daily chores, lived life together. It was the school’s job to “stuff children with Torah (the first five books of the Bible) like an ox.” The nation believed that they were just one generation away from losing their faith.
They declared the power of God to the next generation. They declared to their children the mighty acts that God had done.
I have one question:
How are we doing with that?
Please help us, Jesus, to see how to bring Your Word to our children, grandchildren, the entire next generation.