As I was looking at this Psalm today, these words struck me.
One generation will declare your works to the next and will proclaim your mighty acts. (4)
And then David seems to model what he said in the next few verses.
I will speak of your splendor and glorious majesty and your wondrous works.
They will proclaim the power of your awe-inspiring acts,
and I will declare your greatness.
They will give a testimony of your great goodness and will joyfully sing of your righteousness. (5-7)
The question is, who do “they” proclaim and give testimony to? To their own generation certainly. But also to the next. And by God’s grace, those who follow them will keep that cycle going.
They will speak of the glory of your kingdom and will declare your might, informing all people of your mighty acts and of the glorious splendor of your kingdom. (11-12)
May we be people that pass on what we know of God to our children and to all who come after us, that they may declare together with us,
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; your rule is for all generations. (13)