Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

For Our Good Always

Deu 6:20-24, 20 When your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What is the meaning of the testimonies, the statutes, and the judgments which the LORD our God has commanded you?’ 21 then you shall say to your son: ‘We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand;… 23 … to give us the land of which He swore to our fathers. 24 And the LORD commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is this day.

The great Lawgiver had His eye constantly on the present and the coming generation. It’s even noted in Psa 102:18This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.” It is good when the children are so impacted by our practical faith, that they come to ask us to tell them the reasons that account for it.

The first reason for serving God, it is right; other blessings follow. God’s move must be desired and pursued. And as answered prayers are realized, these ought to be grounds for testimonies to ourselves and our children of the faithfulness of God. These testimonies must not only be taught to our children, but the utmost diligence must be used to make them understand them and appreciate them. They must be the foundation by which they build their lives upon, a life of trust in Him whom from the beginning has demonstrated faithfulness.