Psalm 78 is just as relevant to this generation as it was to the generation that first heard it centuries ago. “Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth!” Asaph calls out to begin Psalm 78. In the next seven verses Asaph reminds God’s people of what their fathers have told them and calls them not to “hide them from their children” but to “tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD” and to teach children “so that they should set their hope in God.”
What a tremendous calling for this generation towards the next generation. As a way to incline this generation to meditate and act on these words for the good of the next generation, we want to encourage you to mark July 8 (7/8) as a day to focus on Psalm 78.
If we were to announce Psalm 78 Day with a formal proclamation like presidents, governors, and mayors sometimes do, it would go like this:
Whereas God, according to Psalm 78:5 established a testimony and entrusted His people with the responsibility and privilege of passing it on to their children
Whereas we resolve, according to Psalm 78:4, to tell the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and His might, and the wonders that He has done
Whereas our vision and earnest prayer is that the next generations know, honor, and treasure God, setting their hope in Jesus Christ alone, so that they, according to Psalm 78:7, will set their hope in God and live as faithful disciples for the glory of God
Whereas we are committed to fulfilling the Psalm78 mandate by inspiring and equipping the church and the home for the discipleship of the next generation
Whereas Psalm 78 is represented in our name and forms the foundation for our mission and vision as an organization
Whereas we desire every Christian to be reminded of the high and holy calling we have to declare the whole counsel of God to the next generation
Now, therefore, I, David Michael, Executive Director of Truth78, do hereby proclaim July 8th as
International Psalm 78 Day
and I urge every child of God and follower of Jesus Christ to recognize and participate in its observance.
How you can mark Psalm 78 Day (#Psalm78Day)
- Read Psalm 78, especially 78:1-8 in your personal and/or family devotional time.
- Memorize Psalm 78:4 or stretch to memorize Psalm 78:1-8 (see Scripture memory tools and Scripture graphics below).
- Share a verse from Psalm 78 with your friends along with the hashtag #Psalm78Day (and maybe even a link to this post).
- Watch/listen/read the message Raising Children Who Are Confident in God from John Piper.
- If you're a pastor, consider including Psalm 78:1-8 as the Scriptural reading for your next service.
- Watch this brief video about how Psalm 78 anchors the vision of Truth 78:
Scripture Memory tools
The app includes several collections of verses to help you fight the fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12). In addition to those collections, the app gives you the ability to add verses like Psalm 78:4 or even longer passages like Psalm 78:1-8 that can then be presented in the app's range of tools for memorizing Scripture.
Using the Fighter Verses app to memorize Psalm 78:1-8
The Fighter Verses App also provides the option of using the verse as your lock screen. You can do that by choosing "Use Verse as Lock Screen" on the page that's created once you save a new verse in the "My Verses" section.
Here below are additional images that you can either use as digital wallpaper or share with others: