An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Return on Investment

(Pro 13:22 KJV)  A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

There is a story of an old man being questioned why he is planting fruit trees that he will never eat from and shade trees he will never sit under.  His answer has to do with creating a world for his grandchildren.  That is the theme here.  The obvious wealth has to do with physical assets but Proverbs does not define wealth from that narrow perspective.  The theme comes up several times, such as,
(Pro 16:16 KJV)  How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
If you have any sense of history the question of passing on your spiritual heritage won’t be seen until your grandchildren grow up.  Did you do a good enough job to have your children pass it on?

So?  Check you spiritual investments.  Check your Biblical bank balance.  Check the steps you are talking today.  Plan for a multiple generation return on your investment.

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