Give ear, O my people, to my instruction. Turn your ear to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth to share a lesson. I will speak about puzzling problems from long ago, things we have heard and known, things our fathers 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 that he has done.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I love how you have begun this Psalm; it is like you are saying, “Hey, listen up!” I pray that today that we will listen up and hear the instruction that you have given us. The lesson you are about to speak is huge, earth-shattering. We have a problem that keeps us from you; that is sin. You demanded perfection from us, and no matter how hard we try, we fall short; our efforts miss the mark every time. Here is the magnificent news we need to share with our children and their children: While we are sinners, who cannot keep the demands you have placed upon us, your Son did. Jesus came to this earth taking on human flesh; he always lived the perfect life and kept every one of your laws. His perfection was credited to us, so you see us through his flawlessness. Then he went to the cross, suffered for our sins, and gave up his life for our salvation. He rose again, so we have the confidence and the sure hope of everlasting life that comes through faith in him. This is the overwhelming news: we have been made heirs to heaven, no longer your enemies but your children. These are the wonders you have done; through Christ, you restored us back to you. Let us never hide this fantastic news from others but brag about it to everyone around us, especially our family. Amen.
The news of salvation is the ultimate news one can receive; it brings hope and everlasting life.