We will not conceal them from their children, But tell to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, And His strength and His wondrous works that He has done.” (Psalm 78:4, NASB95)

One of the duties of believers of my generation is to pass on to the next generation “the praises of the Lord.” Fortunately for us, the Bible records all of those “wondrous works” so this is an easy thing to do if we just teach our children the Bible.

Here’s the thing.  Even if our children do not follow the Lord, all of those stories are there latent, awaiting the stirring of the Holy Spirit as he draws them home.  Telling the generation to come the praises of the Lord does not guarantee that our children will follow the Lord, that will take a miraculous work of the Holy Spirit moving in power in their hearts.  While we teach the biblical stories, we pray for their salvation.