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Passing on the Truth (Daily Portion 10301)

This passage teaches us the supreme importance of passing the truth of God from one generation to another. It also describes what happens when a generation of God’s people rejects Him.

What Does It Say?

  1. The psalmist declared, “I will open my mouth in a ____________, I will utter dark _____________ of old.”
  2. The people were encouraged to set their ________ in God and not forget the _________ of God.
  3. They kept not the ___________ of God, and refused to walk in his ________.
  4. God ____________ the sea and caused the Israelites to pass through.
  5. God caused waters to run down like __________.

What Does It Mean?

  1. Find at least four different generations in verses 3 through 6. Also, find four generations of teachers and learners in 2 Timothy 2:2.
  2. Verse 8 describes a generation of people. Describe this generation in your own words. Tell how this generation is like the people of today.
  3. Verse 9 states, “The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.” What is this talking about? What spiritual lesson can we learn from this?

What Does It Mean to Me?

  1. Psalm 78:6 states, “That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children.” In what ways are you passing God’s truth to the next generation? List some additional ways you could do so.
  2. Read verses 17-19. What are the three sins of Israel listed in these three verses? How do people commit these sins today? Give examples. Are you guilty of any of these sins? If so, confess them to God right now.

Suggested Memory Verses

Psalm 78:6, Psalm 78:19

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 27:11

My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.