1 We have heard it with our ears, O God;
our ancestors have told us
what you did in their days,
in days long ago.
Look at verse 1: Think about a time when an older person shared with you some
of the things that God had done in their lives. What did they say?
If you have never had an older person share their stories of
faith with you, how could that hinder your own confidence or growth in faith?
Think about a time when you shared with a younger person
some of the things that God has done in your life. What did you say? What
difference did it make in the younger person’s life?
If you have never spoken to a younger person about your
faith, how could that hinder your own confidence or growth in faith? How could
that hinder theirs?
2 With your hand you drove out the nations
and planted our ancestors;
you crushed the peoples
and made our ancestors flourish.
3 It was not by their sword that they won the land,
nor did their arm bring them victory;
it was your right hand, your arm,
and the light of your face, for you loved them.
In verses 2-3 of Psalm 44, what stories did the older
generation share with the writer of this psalm?
4 You are my King and my God,
who decrees victories for Jacob.
5 Through you we push back our enemies;
through your name we trample our foes.
6 I put no trust in my bow,
my sword does not bring me victory;
7 but you give us victory over our enemies,
you put our adversaries to shame.
8 In God we make our boast all day long,
and we will praise your name forever. NIV
Read verses 4-8. When the younger generation hears about
what God did for the older generation, how does the younger generation respond?
What does the younger generation start to think?
::::: EQUIPPING CHALLENGE :::::
There is a 2 point challenge for this study. 1) Find an older
person who follows Jesus and ask him/her what God has done for them during
their lifetime. 2) Find a younger person and share with them what God has done
for you during your lifetime.