Saturday evening a good friend passed on.
But he leaves behind a good inheritance!

He left:
memories of witty statements,
memories of encouragement,
memories of support.

But most of all, he left memories of faithfulness to the Lord.

2 Cor 12:14
Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you:
for I seek not yours, but you:
for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Some of us aren't wealthy enough to leave our children a vast inheritance of money and things.
However all of us can leave our children a good inheritance.

Paul was on his way back to the church at Corinth.
He wrote to them that he was not coming for any pay.
He was coming to provide for them.
His trip would provide education for the believers.

Then Paul wrote a principle in the above verse.
That principle says that the parents ought to "lay up" (provide inheritance) for the children.

All of us can leave good things for our children.
I thank the Lord that my earthly father has left: character, dependability, a hard work ethic, integrity, honesty, kindness, self-discipline, respect for others, and many other wonderful things.

But most of all, I thank the Lord, that my earthly father has left me a genuine respect for the Word of God, and for the God of the Bible Who is revealed in the Person of Jesus Christ.
These two "inheritance" factors have been what made America great.
Had not our forefathers left us respect for God's Word, and respect for God Himself, we would not have had the other characteristics.

What memories will YOU leave behind?
Will you leave behind a good inheritance of faithfulness to God and His Word?

Love ya!