Today’s post comes from John Cole, minister of Project 919 at C3 Church.
Today we are reading through Psalms 78-81.
Today’s Key Scripture: Psalm 78:4-8 (NIV)
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. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. They would not be like their ancestors— a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him.
In life there are many things to be learned. At an early age, we learn how to brush our teeth, tie our shoes and eat our vegetables. We go to school to get an education and prepare ourselves for the future. I remember that even at an early age, I was always eager to learn. It didn’t matter if it was crunching multiplication-tables in the living room, cooking with Mom, or helping Dad mow the lawn. I loved to learn and was always looking for someone to teach me! The truth is, everyday is an opportunity to learn something new. Psalm 78 says to tell the next generation of the great things that God has done and teach them His word. In return, they will put their trust in God, they will not forget what He has done and will keep His commands. So whether you are a parent or a child, this scripture is for you. Of all the things we must learn in life, God’s greatness and His word is paramount. As believers in Christ, it is the very foundation that we must have to flourish.
Be encouraged today to tell someone of the greatness of God. Chances are, they are eager and ready to learn. Know that it will not only impact the generation after you, but generations after generations.
Prayer Focus: Take some time and pray that God would remind you of the great things that He has done. Not only in His word, but also in your life. What prayers have been answered, what miracles have you seen? Begin to thank Him for all that He has done and then share it! Pray for an opportunity to tell someone of the next generation what He has done and what his word says He will do.