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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Word of Inspiration: Wealth is More than Money

"A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous." (Proverbs 13:22)

Most of us make just enough to live on and savings are hard, especially after child care, medical expenses, braces, the mortgage, and college tuition. If we can leave something for our children, it's usually gone before their children are old enough to inherit it. 

This inheritance that Proverbs is referring to is something deeper, stronger, more lasting and fulfilling. I believe it is the inheritance of God's word, biblical principles. This is something that will last, can never be used up and given from generation to generation. Monetary wealth will not last that long. 

The wealth of the unrepenting sinner is all of earth. They already have all they will receive. They are born into sin and will die in sin if they never repent. There is nothing else. It is stored up for the righteous, because the Bible says that we will inherit the earth. (Psalm 37:9, Psalm 37:11, Psalm 37:22, Psalm 82:8, Matthew 5:5)

So set aside time for family Bible studies and prayer with your kids. Don't just leave their teaching to the church Sunday School Teachers and Vacation Bible Schools. Your children need to know what YOU believe. How YOU struggle with everyday life and how YOU find the strength to overcome it. They look up to YOU more than anyone else--be a living witness--their example.