Monday, January 30, 2012

We Do Not Hide Them From Our Children

My people, give ear to my Torah, Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
I open my mouth in a parable; I utter riddles of old,
Which we have heard and known, For our fathers have related them to us.
We do not hide them {His Torah and works} from their children,
Relating to the generation to come the praises of {YHVH}  יהוה,
And His strength and His wonders which He has done.
For He raised a witness in Yaʽaqoḇ, And set a Torah in Yisra’ĕl,
Which He commanded our fathers, To teach them to their children;
That it might be known to a generation to come, To children who would be born,
To rise up and relate them {His works, His Torah} to their children,
And place their trust in Elohim, And not forget the works of Ěl,
But watch {keep; guard; observe} over His commands,
And not be like their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation,
A generation which did not prepare {set right} its heart,
Whose spirit was not steadfast to Ěl.
Psalm {Tehillim} 78:1-8

As I sat this morning with our children, reading from the Torah,
I thought of the above passage... about the command we have to teach our children
{found in various places throughout Scripture}...
and my heart filled with a renewed joy... and humility.
What a responsibility we have to teach them His instructions... His Torah...
and tell them of all His mighty works...
but, oh... what a blessing it is, as well...
to not hide His Torah from our children...
to raise up a generation that loves Him and keeps His ways...
returning to the old path, where the good way is {Jeremiah 6:16}.

Abba, help us to train them up in the way they should go.

May we give ear... listen...
and may we rise up... obey.


~ Christina


Heidi said...

Thank you for sharing this. It is an awesome responsibility.

Anonymous said...

It is a awesome responsibility and sometimes a hard one, especially if a one is married to an unbeliever... but we press on.. since our hope is in the LoRd and not in man itself

A Will for YHVH said...

May we go in the right direction and teach others to walk in YHVH'S ways!
Love you!