“And when your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’ you shall say…” (Exodus 12:26-27)
The Israelites have to celebrate their deliverance out of Egypt every year. This is not only to praise God and to remind
themselves how great the Lord is; it is also a good opportunity to tell their children about all that happened. Since these children were not yet born at the time of Israel’s slavery in Egypt, or were too little to remember this time, they are dependent on their parents to learn about God and his salvation work.
The parallel is clear. We know about God’s wonders, about his promises and their fulfillment, about his character and will, because so many stories have been passed on to us — mainly through the Bible, but maybe also through personal testimonies of fellow believers. This is important, and we should pass on this knowledge to the coming generation. “So that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, that you may fear the LORD your God forever” (Joshua 4:24).
How did you learn about God? How can you pass on this knowledge?