Psalm 78 is A Maskil of Asaph. It is built on the foundational importance of leaving a legacy.
___ Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
______ incline your ears to the words of my mouth!
___ I will open my mouth in a parable;
______ I will utter dark sayings from of old,
___ things that we have heard and known,
______ that our fathers have told us.
___ We will not hide them from their children,
______ but tell to the coming generation
___ the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
______ and the wonders that he has done.
___ He established a testimony in Jacob
______ and appointed a law in Israel,
___ which he commanded our fathers
______ to teach to their children,
___ that the next generation might know them,
______ the children yet unborn,
___ and arise and tell them to their children,
______ so that they should set their hope in God
___ and not forget the works of God,
______ but keep his commandments;
___ and that they should not be like their fathers,
______ a stubborn and rebellious generation,
___ a generation whose heart was not steadfast,
______ whose spirit was not faithful to God. (Psa 78:1-8)
A “legacy” is anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor. What better legacy could be left than the wise counsel and personal application of Psalm 78?
Who was this Asaph, the man behind Psalm 78? This sermon traces Asaph’s legacy throughout the Old Testament and encourages you to ask, “What sort of legacy am I leaving behind?”
This sermon was delivered on June 16, 2013.