Saturday, September 26, 2009

0 Recounting God's Works to Our Children

In my reading this morning I came across Psalm 78:1-4, and was immediately reminded of the awesome privilege and responsibility (funny how those two often go hand-in-hand) of recalling for our children the wondrous works of God as He has cared for and shepherded His people throughout history.
78 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.

(Ps. 78:1-4, ESV)
We who are parents cannot shirk this responsibility, or pass it off to anyone else - the degree to which we fail to glorify God in our homes by calling our children to witness the glory of God as revealed in His providential dealings with the world and specifically with the sheep of His hand is one of the measures of our faithfulness to our calling as parents. The blessings of knowing God and passing on to the next generation a faith that grounds itself upon God Himself and His sovereign grace are too many to describe.



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