In a culture that thrives on its ability to get and disseminate information, so little has been done to make sure the true history and true nobility of God is passed along. The psalmist reminds Israel and Judah that it is the responsibility of the adults to train the young of God’s mighty feats, and Israel’s abhorrent behavior that cost them their freedom and standing in the world.
It was God’s intention that these people were to be a nation of evangelists. Israel was not born to rule the world–it was born to lead the world back to the Father. Sadly, as time progressed, Israel forgot their purpose and attempted to be like everyone else. The result was the division and ultimate demise of a great nation. Still, even now, Israel is set apart in the world and either loved–because God’s people see God’s plan; or hated, because the world simply hates God!
Our call is like Israel’s–we are called to make disciples of all nations. baptizing them and teaching them all the truth that Christ taught us. Matt 28:18-20. We have to be doggedly tenacious in our teaching the truth to those who have come after us–not because we have done things so well, but because our enemy would love us to skip a generation so the truth could be lost forever. Neither our Government or our education system want the truth of God shared with our kids–they have prohibited it in schools and banned it from the Government activities. We must teach the truth to all who will listen and trust that God, who has made his name known throughout history will carry the message forward util his return. Let us remain faithful in who we are, so that we can embrace the Lord’s great commission to the next generations.
God Bless You
O my people, listen to my instructions.
Open your ears to what I am saying,
2 for I will speak to you in a parable.
I will teach you hidden lessons from our past—
3 stories we have heard and known,
stories our ancestors handed down to us.
4 We will not hide these truths from our children;
we will tell the next generation
about the glorious deeds of the Lord,
about his power and his mighty wonders.
5 For he issued his laws to Jacob;
he gave his instructions to Israel.
He commanded our ancestors
to teach them to their children,
6 so the next generation might know them—
even the children not yet born—
and they in turn will teach their own children.
7 So each generation should set its hope anew on God,
not forgetting his glorious miracles
and obeying his commands.