“TELLING THE GENERATION TO COME”
PSALM 78 EXCERPTS
Delivering Israel from Egypt was a spectacular event, but God’s continued care for the nation is encapsulated in the following excerpt from the 78th Psalm:
Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16, 70-72
“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,
Telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord,
And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done.
Marvelous things He did in the sight of their fathers,
In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
He divided the sea and caused them to pass through;
And He made the waters stand up like a heap.
In the daytime also He led them with the cloud,
And all the night with a light of fire.
He split the rocks in the wilderness,
And gave them drink in abundance like the depths.
He also brought streams out of the rock,
And caused waters to run down like rivers.
He also chose David His servant,
And took him from the sheepfolds;
From following the ewes that had young He brought him,
To shepherd Jacob His people,
And Israel His inheritance.
So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart,
And guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.”
The 78th Psalm is a reminder of God’s faithfulness to His Chosen People.
Recounting God’s provision in the wilderness, coming to Israel’s defense against enemies and providing the Davidic Dynasty to furnish leadership for the nation, the 78th psalm provides vital instruction to future generations about their deliverance.
Passover is a celebration mandated by the One-true God to ensure that the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob-Israel would never forget His faithfulness.
Charles E. McCracken is an international Bible teacher, long-time friend of Israel and advocate for the Jewish people. With 40 plus years of ministry experience, Rev. McCracken is known for authenticity in communicating biblical truth that makes his presentations relevant for those seeking to understand the significance of Israel and the church in Bible prophecy. He staunchly supports the nation of Israel and the Jewish people’s right to exist and live in peace.
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