An Inheritance to His Children’s Children

Proverbs 13:22  

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

In our modern world that focuses on paycheck to paycheck or business quarter to quarter, long-range thinking may have a one-, five- or 10-year horizon.

But in God’s book, a good man thinks generationally. He does not just prepare for his children’s future, but for his grandchildren’s.

Even more, a good man recognizes that the most important inheritance is not physical wealth, but godly character and a good name. That’s why Christian parents diligently strive to teach God’s ways to their children “when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up” (Deuteronomy 6:7).

For more about Christian parenting, see our section on “Parenting.”

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