22 “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.”
In my case it was a good woman who came to mind! My late grandmother, unlike a lot of other kids grandmothers I knew and grew up around, not only made sure that she saved money and lived without many things and luxuries all her life so she was able to save for her two daughters but ALSO saved that there will be a nice inheritance for all four grandchildren if you can believe that! but it wasn’t just a monetary benefit that she left all four grandchildren and her two daughters, she also taught us what great things can come from doing without! She lived to be 92 years old and didn’t take her first vacation – her first real vacation until she was 80…she mostly enjoyed just watching her TV shows and spending time with her grandchildren and feeding them… that’s what she got most of her joy from and because of her, I see the value in saving… not just for my future or my sons future, but for my grandchildren’s future. She was not a woman of Christ, but I can take her lifestyle and enhance mine with the love of Christ and not only pass on monetary things, but spiritual things… which in my opinion are worth much much more, because I know that as Christians we may be called to be put into positions where the financial gain is not great…but if we are serving our Lord and Saviour in anything that we do,
the money is not what’s important. If that is a lesson I could pass on to my son that he can grow with integrity, then that’s something I could die a happy man with…if he happens to be wealthy as far as money goes then with the lessons I plan to teach him hopefully he gives a lot to his church and teaches his children to do the same because when you give that way it comes back to you in many different ways.
On the other side of the spectrum there are family members that will live just for themselves…and spend every dime as they get it… just so long as they have their bases covered and their bills are paid and not thinking about the next generation…sluffing it off thinking “well that’s the next generations problem, not mine.. I got to take care of myself” I think those people need to be reminded of who wakes them up every morning and who gave him the gift that they had to get them where they are in the first place.