Psalm 145:4–7 is a beautiful Scriptural summary of our responsibility as parents. One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
As parents, we do many things for our children. We feed, clothe, shelter, and nurture them. We provide for them, guide them, and prepare them for adulthood.
But out of all the things we do as parents, one of the greatest and most important things we must do is show our children the glory of God.
We need to recount to them his glorious deeds. We need to proclaim to them his wonders and show them his goodness. We need to teach them that they were created to be in communion with him, that he is the only one who can fill their empty hearts, and that their greatest joy is found in him alone.
Nothing Else Will Satisfy
David wrote that the one place he most wanted to be was in God's presence. "One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple" (Psalm 27:4).
[Read the rest of the article at Desiring God.]