Study Guide – Psalm 78:4-7



We will not hide these truths from our children;
we will tell the next generation
about the glorious deeds of the Lord,
about his power and his mighty wonders.
For he issued his laws to Jacob;
he gave his instructions to Israel.
He commanded our ancestors
to teach them to their children,
so the next generation might know them—
even the children not yet born—
and they in turn will teach their own children.
So each generation should set its hope anew on God,
not forgetting his glorious miracles
and obeying his commands. NLT


Why would people ever “hide” truths from children?


What truths need to be told? Give some examples of these.


Look at verses 5-6. What historical pattern did God establish? What long-term vision does this involve? How many generations are involved here?


Who are the “children not yet born” supposed to teach?


Would you feel that you have heard enough about God to share those truths with the next generation? Why or why not?


What you “tell” today impacts people for generations. What could you “tell” the next generation about God?



Remember the old telephone game where the message gets garbled as it gets passed on? Would you be able to tell the truths of God to the next generation well enough that they could in turn share with the next? What could you do to become a better “teller” of the truths of God?


Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

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