THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
He knew he was getting older.
So he went to his lawyer’s office to draw up a will.
He told the lawyer, “I need to draw up a will, but I don’t know how.”
The lawyer said, “That’s ok. Just leave it to me.”
He said, “Look, you’ll get your fair share;
but I want to leave the majority for my children!”
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.
Light from the Word.
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.
But do we think of leaving: character, dependability, a hard work ethic,
integrity, honesty, kindness, self-discipline, respect for others,
and many other wonderful things?
We should very much leave respect for the Word of God,
and for the God of the Bible Who is revealed in the Person of Jesus Christ.
The latter 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.
Will we leave behind an inheritance of faithfulness to God and His Word?
May we endeavor to live so that those who come behind will find us faithful!