Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done. For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments: And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God. (Psalms 78:1-8)
Today's Morsel: I believe that family devotions are critical, especially in these last days. What we are seeing taking place in the world today are signs of a failure to teach the next generation God's word and His laws. Solomon, who was the wisest man, admonished, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6). His father David wrote that, "The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple" (Psalms 19:7). Both David and his son Solomon knew what God's word and His instructions to the children of Israel were. And so they gave caution to teach them to the children. "Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth", Solomon said (Proverbs 19:2). If we want to see a change in the world, a change from evil to good, then we have to get back to a solid teaching of the word of God in the home and in our churches.
Sing: Tell me the story of Jesus, write on my heart every word, tell me the story most precious, more precious than ever was heard.
Thought for Today: Evil can only be stopped with truth. (Parker)