I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: Mysteries & Parables
Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We learned them in Church & at home.
We will not hide them from their children, We passed them down.
showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, We let them see us praising God.
and his strength, We demonstrated His strong power.
and his wonderful works that he has done. We showed them all the miracles He has done in our lives.
For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, He wrote the Word way back then.
which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: They told their children.
That the generation to come might know them, even the children who should be born; For generations to come...
who should arise and declare them to their children: A never-ending Word of God.
That they might set their hope in God, Give our children Hope!
and not forget the works of God, Don't let them forget!
but keep his commandments: Help them remember God's Word!
And, there is so much to tell...where should we start? We should start where we are right now. Don't let the candle of God's Word go out before we light a fire in the next generation.
1 Samuel 3:1-4 And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was rare in those days; there was no open vision. And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was lying down in his place, and his eyes had begun to grow dim, that he could not see; And before the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was lying down to sleep; That the LORD called, Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.