January 16, Responsible to Teach
Today’s reading: Psalms 76-80
“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” - Psalm 78:5-6.
The Lord established a strategy for how His good news will be spread, and that strategy is simply one generation teaching the next. You have an obligation to teach what you know in some capacity, which may take the form of teaching your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, neighborhood or church children, or children in another land through missions work. Your teaching duty may not be restricted to children, however, but may also include adult Sunday School or even teaching encounters through books, broadcasting or online programs that you write and develop. Do you accept your duty and responsibility to teach the next generation? If so, pray this prayer: Lord, I accept my responsibility to be a teacher in order to pass along Your ways and good news to others, especially those younger than I. Show me how and where I can do this and I will gladly accept the task.