Psalm 78 – It’s Not What You Think

This site is not focused on trying to promote religion but truth and whatever example may be used to demonstrate it. King David was someone who lived in truth and demonstrated it by his actions. This can be heard in Psalm 78:

My people, hear my teaching;
listen to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth with a parable;
I will utter hidden things, things from of old—
things we have heard and known,
things our ancestors have told us.
We will not hide them from their descendants;
we will tell the next generation
the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord,
his power, and the wonders he has done.
He decreed statutes for Jacob
and established the law in Israel,
which he commanded our ancestors
to teach their children,
so the next generation would know them,
even the children yet to be born,
and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God
and would not forget his deeds
but would keep his commands.
They would not be like their ancestors—
a stubborn and rebellious generation,
whose hearts were not loyal to God,
whose spirits were not faithful to him.

In the passage above King David attributes the telling of parables to his ancestors. He may speak in parables but the message should live on in their descendants. Even though these ancestors were a rebellious bunch, their greatest ancestor gave them everything they asked for, but it was David who acted as a servant to his people. Even though the people mentioned in this passage got what they wanted, their hearts were probably not truly satisfied. They constantly asked for miracles and gifts but they didn’t get the point. David’s heart was in it because he knew what his ancestors stood for: righteousness, integrity, honesty and all of the things which made him able to bring the tribe together. He know what he had to pass on from his greatest ancestor. He faced all of the obstacles he came across by remaining humble, strong and devoted. Just as today, there are so many people who have left the church, asking to be shown miracles in order to believe the teachings. A church and a pulpit may not be the answer to drawing people to any message. Learning from example is one of the most direct ways of learning and David is an example of someone who lived in truth.

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