Psalm 44 – Fathers, are You Telling Your Children?

Today’s Reading: Job 34:1‐36:33, 2 Corinthians 4:1‐12, Psalm 44:1‐8, Proverbs 22:10‐12

Psalm 44:1-3 O God, we have heard with our ears,
 our fathers have told us,
what deeds you performed in their days,
 in the days of old:
2 you with your own hand drove out the nations,
 but them you planted;
you afflicted the peoples,
 but them you set free;
3 for not by their own sword did they win the land,
 nor did their own arm save them,
but your right hand and your arm,
 and the light of your face,
 for you delighted in them.

Observations:

  • The Fathers told their children the work of the Lord
  • Israel did not win the land on their own strength
  • God gave his people victory because he delighted in them
  • The rest of the chapter continues in this line and speaks of God’s salvation

This summer I asked our staff how many of them had heard their parent’s testimony.  Only about half of them could say they had.

Apply: It is my job to tell the next generation what God has done.  I want to look for opportunities to do this today – specifically for my daughter.

What would motivate todays Christian parents to share what God has done with their kids?

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