What is the legacy of faith that you wish to impart to your children? Did you realize that the handing down of your faith to your children is a gift? As with any gift, there is a level of effort involved in the act of giving. The effort you extend in bequeathing this gift can be directly relational to how much of it your child truly cherishes and internalizes it.
The last few weeks I’ve been reading through 1 and 2 Chronicles in the Old Testament of the Bible. Each new king of Judah is introduced with either “He did what was evil in the LORD’s sight” or “He did what was pleasing in the LORD’s sight.” Before I come upon a new king’s name, I automatically tense: Will this be a good king or a bad king?
What pierces my soul over and over again is how some of the sons of the kings that follow God wholeheartedly are the ones that do the most evil in the LORD’s sight. I think to myself, “How can this be?” What does it take to impart our faith into the hearts of our children?
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