Focal passage: Psalm 119:89-96
Our passage this week begins with the word “forever.” What does that word mean for us today? It may no longer apply to happily ever after, job security and mortgage, but does apply to God’s Word. His Word is relevant today, tomorrow and forever.
Many have tried to question the relevance of scripture to certain politically correct subjects. However, Psalm 119:89 explains that God’s word is “firmly fixed” in the heavens. In other words, it is not shaken or insecure.
The same truth we learned as children, we now teach to our children and grandchildren. Its relevance is true today as His “faithfulness endures to all generations.” I had the privilege of homeschooling our children for a period of years. One of my favorite approaches to teaching scripture and character building was to look for teachable moments. A teachable moment is a God-given opportunity during everyday life to teach a valuable lesson. The lesson might be found in nature, a conversation or even something broken at home.
Homeschooling provided many special memories and aided in a smooth transition to educating our children when we went overseas. The idea of homeschooling however was a new one to my generation. One of my sisters and two sisters-in-law blazed the trail for me and shared with me how to begin the big responsibility.
As you ponder tradition in your generation of family members and perhaps the next generation you have raised, is there a way that you are seeing how relevant God’s word is to all generations? Is there something new and different that you need to begin because God is giving you the opportunity? Take time to consider what you want to pass on to the next generation that will change for the better.
Take time to reflect on Psalm 119:93, “I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.”
What words of life do you need to share with the next generation? Your life has been changed by following scripture, and you have a gift of eternal significance to give others through your testimony.