“My people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old—things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.” Psalm 78:1-6
Asaph is the author of this psalm and he has written it to challenge the people to do what is extremely important.
And what is that?
Teach the children.
The world is not going to put Biblical principles into our kids. Public schools, universities, work environments are not going to encourage the students to read their Bibles, memorize Scripture, and live by the statutes of God.
So, whose job is it?
As parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends, it is our responsibility to pass God’s Word onto the next generation. We are to speak God’s truth in our homes, in the car, take our kids to church where they can learn more, get them into youth groups where they can be encouraged by other kids.
If we don’t, how will they know?
And if we don’t teach them, how will they teach the next generation?
Lord, help me to be faithful to teach Your truth to the ones coming behind me. Help me to learn Your Word so I can teach it to others.