These are the instructions of God for fathers. This Psalm tells us fathers that God expects us to teach our children…not the Church. The Church is a great and wonderful place for believers, teachers, and leaders that will help fathers; but theses instructions are for each of us fathers.
Psalm78.1 Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
incline your ears to the words of my mouth!
2 I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings from of old,
3 things that we have heard and known,
that our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children,
but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.
5 He established a testimony in Jacob
and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our fathers
to teach to their children,
6 that the next generation might know them,
the children yet unborn,
and arise and tell them to their children,
7 so that they should set their hope in God
and not forget the works of God,
but keep his commandments;
8 and that they should not be like their fathers,
a stubborn and rebellious generation,
a generation whose heart was not steadfast,
whose spirit was not faithful to God.
When we obey, what is our promise? Prov22.6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. When we follow Psalm 78, God gives fathers a promise that his “children will not depart the faith when they get old”.
Published on Saturday, September 26, 2015 @ 4:01 AM CDT