Psalms 78:7 Godly Rather Than Good

Psalms 78:7 (KJV)
That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:

I have been meditating upon the subject of teaching children to be godly rather than just good. I think this Psalm might describe just that.

First, the objective of the father is to make known to the children
Vs. 4-5
He will not hide the wonderful works of God.

Second, his objective is to so teach this generation that they will rise up and teach their children
Vs. 6
It would indeed be a sign of godliness that a generation would pass what they have heard to the next.

Third, there is, I think, a description of godliness
Vs. 7

  • They set their hope in God
  • They do not forget the works of God
  • They keep the commandments of God

There is a negative reinforcement of this lesson
Vs. 8

  • A stubborn and rebellious generation
  • A generation that set not their heart aright
  • A generation that was not steadfast with God

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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