A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, …
— Proverbs 13:22
What kind of spiritual heritage are you leaving or have you left your children? If you look back through the great names of God’s people, you will find that in many cases their testimony is that whatever they are, they owe it to the prayers of their parents in family devotion times around the family altar when they were children.
The saintly Matthew Henry says in his own testimony that whatever there may be of good about him, he contributes it in a large part to his godly home and praying parents who gathered the children together each day for the worship of God.
I think of Patrick Henry, who wrote this in his Last Will and Testament: “I have now disposed of all my property to my family; there is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian religion. If they had that, and I had not given them one shilling, they would be rich, and if they had not that, and I had given them all the world, they would be poor.”
Question to ponder:
What would you like to leave to your children?