The author, Asaph, opened the psalm with a reminder of the importance of teaching future generations about God's faithfulness and why we should praise Him. He tells us that it is not only important, but it is commanded by God to teach future generations. See what God tells us in Deuteronomy 6:4-8 (NIV):
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.This isn't just going to church on the weekend and expecting the job to be done. We see in these verses that it is a lifestyle that is lived out every day and talked about every day, and we also see that these verses are very clear that the primary teaching happens at home. It is too easy to get overwhelmed by the world's temptations and turn away, so it is so important to always have God's truth at the forefront of our homes. This really is a matter of life and death - we have to remember how important this is. You do not have to be a Bible scholar to influence the next generation for Christ; you just have to care and share what you know. If your kiddos ask you something that you don't know, go to your senior pastor, children's pastor, or youth pastor. They want to see a thriving faith in your family and will want to help you. But remember, you are the primary influence in your children's faith.
Are you living your faith out at home each and every day? Do you understand how important this is?