Hope for Today - The Bible teaching ministry of David Hocking

Meditations in the Psalms

June 19th

Psalm 78:1-8

This section begins a lengthy psalm of 72 verses that recounts God’s workings with His people Israel. Their history reveals their often rebellious attitudes, but it also shows the wonderful compassion of God. The Lord does love whom He chastens, and does it because He wants us to be fruitful and to partake of the blessings of His holiness (Hebrews 12).

  1. The plea to respond to God’s law – verse 1
  2. The parables that communicated it – verses 2-3
  3. The praises of the Lord that need to be told – verse 4
  4. The passing of God’s Word to future generations – verses 5-6
  5. The purpose of God behind it – verses 7-8

The children and grandchildren need to be told of the wonderful works of God, that they might “set their hope in God.” Parents have a responsibility to bring their children up in the “nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4).

Verse for Meditation

Verse 6 – “That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children.”

Meditation Prayer

“Lord, help me never to forget what You have done, and to share it continually with my children.”

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